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Bench Iron Gold Leaf by Pier Luigi Colli, Italy, 1950s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Very fine model of bench by Pier Luigi Colli. Hammered wrought iron and gold leaf . Fully upholstered with a lamb wool and cashmere wool fabric by Bisson Bruneel. The stools and cons...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf

Bench in Solid Wood and Wrought Iron, France, 1950
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This bench is in solid wood, and wrought iron. It has been made in France in the 1950s. It is very heavy. The patina is beatiful.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wrought Iron

  • Bench in Solid Wood and Wrought Iron, France, 1950
  • Bench in Solid Wood and Wrought Iron, France, 1950
  • Bench in Solid Wood and Wrought Iron, France, 1950
  • Bench in Solid Wood and Wrought Iron, France, 1950
H 17.72 in. W 47.25 in. D 15.75 in.
French Modern Neoclassical Gilt Iron Vanity Stool / Bench, Gilbert Poillerat
Located in New York, NY
2 elegant and timeless French modern neoclassical gilt iron stools or benches attributed to Gilbert Poillerat. The pieces of a wood and upholstery seat set into a unique handwrought ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Pair of French Modernist Stools / Benches in Wrought Iron with Upholstered Seats
Located in New York, NY
Chic pair of modernist stools/benches with simple, pure rectangular wrought iron bases upon which rest upholstered cushions.
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

French 1940s Gilbert Poillerat Wrought Gilt Iron Large Bench / Stool / Ottoman
Located in Barcelona, ES
Stylish Neo-Baroque hand-hammered iron bench with looped feet in the style of Gilbert Poillerat, France, 1940s. This bench has a seat with its original vintage fringed upholstery. I...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf, Iron

Victorian Sir Robert Lorimer Wrought Iron Oxblood Leather Fireplace Club Fender
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely sublime quality original Victorian circa 1860 Scottish Fireplace Club Fender with wrought iron frame and oxblood leather seat in th...
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Antique 19th Century Scottish Victorian Fireplaces and Mantels

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Comfortable French Art Nouveau Industrial Wrought Iron Benches
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of comfortable French Art Nouveau industrial benches. Also sold individually. Heavy and sturdy wrought iron base. Great for dining. Would need to be reupholstered with C. O. M.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Benches

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Wrought Iron

Neoclassical Wrought Iron Bench by Maison Jansen, France, 1955
Located in Brussels, BE
Elegant wrought iron bench by Maison Jansen. Padded white an red seat. By Maison Jansen, France, 1955.
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Revival Benches

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Wrought Iron

Pair of French Wrought Iron Upholstered Benches
Located in Stamford, CT
Wrought iron benches with brass ball medallion accents and faux hide print upholstery, circa mid-20th century. Made in France in the French Directoire style.
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Mid-20th Century French Directoire Benches

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

  • Pair of French Wrought Iron Upholstered Benches
  • Pair of French Wrought Iron Upholstered Benches
  • Pair of French Wrought Iron Upholstered Benches
  • Pair of French Wrought Iron Upholstered Benches
H 18.00 in. W 21.00 in. D 20.00 in.
Complete Set of French Patinated Blue Wrought Iron and Stone Table and Benches
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and complete set of French patinated blue wrought iron and stone table and benches, circa 1920. Each bench is raised by circular bun feet below charming scrolled wrought ...
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20th Century French Center Tables

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Stone, Wrought Iron

Classic English Edwardian Wrought Iron Strap Style Garden Bench
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
An Edwardian period garden bench. The wrought iron "straps" are hand riveted and the arms and legs are forged in a scroll design with a worn painted finish.
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Pair of French Modern Neoclassical Benches in the Style of Jean-Michel Frank
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of stools or benches in bronzed wrought iron in the modern neoclassical taste of Jean Michel Frank. The wrought iron frame is in the Classic X-form and the apron is in t...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron

Edwardian English Wrought Iron Strapwork Bench
Located in Hastings, GB
19th century English garden bench, originally from a cricket club Beautiful Edwardian wrought iron strap work The iron strapwork is used to give a really comfortable seat This ele...
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Antique Early 1900s British Edwardian Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

  • Edwardian English Wrought Iron Strapwork Bench
  • Edwardian English Wrought Iron Strapwork Bench
  • Edwardian English Wrought Iron Strapwork Bench
  • Edwardian English Wrought Iron Strapwork Bench
H 32.49 in. W 71.26 in. D 26.78 in.
Spanish Gilt Wrought Iron Bench or Stool with Arms and Red Velvet Upholstery
Located in Barcelona, ES
Sculptural hand forged iron stool with arms upholstered in burgundy red velvet, Spain, 1920s-1930s. This gorgeous two handled bench is beautifully constructed in hand forged iron fi...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Gothic Revival Benches

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Iron, Iron, Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf

Spanish Baroque 17th century walnut Flip-Bench or Low Table
Located in Troy, NY
The multifunctional bench can be used open or closed for seating or as a low table. Of bold stature with strong beautifully shaped lyre-legs joined by wrought iron stretchers and a l...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Benches

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Wrought Iron

Italian Midcentury Throne Armchair or Lounge Chair with Bench or Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
Stunning Italian midcentury throne chair with accompanying bench or stool. These dramatic pieces combine modern neoclassical with a fantasy neo-Baroque sensibility that predates post...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Jean-Charles Moreux Gilt Wrought Iron Benches
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iconic to intricate wrought iron work, Jean-Charles Moreux is synonymous with the use of hand wrought iron in an elegant and sophisticated twist. The pair of benches are a wonderful ...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron

Two French Parchment Benches in the Style of Marc du Plantier
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of midcentury style stools / benches with wrought iron frame and parchment seats exhibiting the influences of French Art Deco, modernism and a sober neoclassical spirit....
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron

Italian Modern Neoclassical Gilt Iron Stools / Benches by Pier Luigi Colli, Pair
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern neoclassical hammered, wrought iron and gilt benches or stools by Pier Luigi Colli. Original upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron, Wrought Iron

Pair of Italian Midcentury Hand-Hammered & Gilt Iron Benches by Pier Luigi Colli
Located in New York, NY
Stunning pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern hand-hammered and gilt iron benches / stools / poufs / ottomans by Pier Luigi Colli. The pieces show a bold form united by a star form str...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

1950s French Painted Wrought Iron Bench
Located in New York, NY
1950s French painted wrought iron bench with brass balls to the top. Style of Maison Jansen. Measures: 20.5" H (to top of ball finials) x 28.25" W x 28.25" D. Seat cushion not incl...
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Vintage 1950s French Benches

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Brass, Wrought Iron

  • 1950s French Painted Wrought Iron Bench
  • 1950s French Painted Wrought Iron Bench
  • 1950s French Painted Wrought Iron Bench
  • 1950s French Painted Wrought Iron Bench
H 20.5 in. W 28.25 in. D 28.25 in.
French Wrought Iron Bench
Located in New York, NY
Brown-burgundy leatherette top with a decorative wrought iron and brass frame.
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Vintage 1950s French Directoire Benches

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Brass, Wrought Iron

  • French Wrought Iron Bench
  • French Wrought Iron Bench
  • French Wrought Iron Bench
  • French Wrought Iron Bench
H 19 in. W 24 in. D 18 in.
French Wrought Iron and Brass Bench
Located in New York, NY
Three-seat, wrought iron bench with brass finials to the top and brass disc to the seat backs. Has an X-stretcher base.
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Vintage 1940s French Benches

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Brass, Wrought Iron

  • French Wrought Iron and Brass Bench
  • French Wrought Iron and Brass Bench
  • French Wrought Iron and Brass Bench
  • French Wrought Iron and Brass Bench
H 51.5 in. W 76.5 in. D 26.5 in.
19th Century Spanish Bench
Located in Brentwood, TN
A 19th century Spanish bench. This bench was most likely covered at one point. It has been taken down to the frame and stripped and bleached. Nailheads are old and give this a great ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Benches

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Wrought Iron

  • 19th Century Spanish Bench
  • 19th Century Spanish Bench
  • 19th Century Spanish Bench
  • 19th Century Spanish Bench
H 37.5 in. W 73.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Italian Antique Wrought Iron Bench
Located in New York, NY
Lovely antique wrought iron bench with a beautiful pattern throughout the body.
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Vintage 1920s Italian Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

  • Italian Antique Wrought Iron Bench
  • Italian Antique Wrought Iron Bench
  • Italian Antique Wrought Iron Bench
  • Italian Antique Wrought Iron Bench
H 34.5 in. W 49 in. D 24 in.
19th Century Italian Curule Stool
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible 19th century Italian wrought iron folding Curule stool with a hand-stitched saddle leather seat, rings on the ends, and decorative stars where the legs cross on both si...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Stools

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Wrought Iron

  • 19th Century Italian Curule Stool
  • 19th Century Italian Curule Stool
  • 19th Century Italian Curule Stool
  • 19th Century Italian Curule Stool
H 20 in. W 25.5 in. D 17 in.
Green Slatted Garden Bench
Located in Napa, CA
Vintage green and white slatted garden bench from the 19th century. Wooded bench has a beautiful patina and graceful metal arms and legs. Vintage condition.  
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Antique 19th Century French Benches

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Wrought Iron

  • Green Slatted Garden Bench
  • Green Slatted Garden Bench
  • Green Slatted Garden Bench
  • Green Slatted Garden Bench
H 36 in. W 53 in. D 26 in.
Bank - Bench by Hanni Dietrich - Carved Oak Mounted on Welded Black Iron Legs
Located in Pau, FR
Bank 1 - Bench 1 Bench made from a solid piece of oak mounted on a welded black iron legs by German artist Hanni Dietrich. All wood used by the artist is from salvaged oak beams or ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Organic Modern Benches

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Steel, Wrought Iron

French Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Red Velvet Gold Tassel Parisian Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury French modern wrought iron red velvet gold tassel adjustable stool. 2 available. Listing is for one stool. Gorgeous sought iron legs, curve under as the perfectly proporti...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Handmade Italian Midcentury Iron and Straw / Rattan Stool or Bench
Located in New York, NY
Stunning Italian midcentury stool / bench / ottoman incorporating elements of the neoclassical and the neo-Baroque in a modern context. The stool is composed of a handmade gilt wroug...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron

Custom Pair of Italian Iron, Brass & Braided Leather Stools / Benches for Gucci
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, custom pair of Italian late 20th century iron and braided leather benches / stools for Gucci The braided leather seats are cantilevered over an open architectural framewo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Wrought Iron and Gilt Benches or Stools
Located in New York, NY
Elegant and timeless pair of French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical handwrought iron and gilt benches or stools attributed to Maison Baguès. The pieces are in a Classic Curile / X-Fr...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron, Wrought Iron

French Midcentury Gilt Wrought Iron and Leather Benches, Gilbert Poillerat, Pair
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern gilt wrought iron and leather benches or stools or ottomans in the style of Gilbert Poillerat.  The pieces are handmade in hand-hammered iron and...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron

French Modern Neoclassical Gilt Iron Bench attributed to Maison Ramsay
Located in New York, NY
Elegant French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical style gilt iron bench attributed to Maison Ramsay. A stunning 6-leg gilt iron bench with each leg tapered. The linen seat is inset i...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron

2 Pairs French Modern Neoclassical Iron Bench / Luggage Racks, Jean Michel Frank
Located in New York, NY
2 pairs of French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical handwrought iron and partially gilt benches, stools or luggage racks circa 1937-1940 in the spirit of Jean Michel Frank. The pieces ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron

Walnut and Wrought Iron Bench, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Wrought iron fork-shaped fasteners. Requires restoration. Bench (with folding backrest in origin) made of carved walnut wood and reinforced with wrought iron fittings on the back and...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Benches

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Wrought Iron

  • Walnut and Wrought Iron Bench, 17th Century
  • Walnut and Wrought Iron Bench, 17th Century
  • Walnut and Wrought Iron Bench, 17th Century
  • Walnut and Wrought Iron Bench, 17th Century
H 37.01 in. W 82.29 in. D 19.69 in.
Italian Wrought Iron Scroll Arm Bench
Located in St. Louis, MO
Midcentury Italian wrought iron scroll arm bench with seat cushion and original black paint. Foam seat is fine.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Benches

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Wrought Iron

  • Italian Wrought Iron Scroll Arm Bench
  • Italian Wrought Iron Scroll Arm Bench
  • Italian Wrought Iron Scroll Arm Bench
  • Italian Wrought Iron Scroll Arm Bench
H 22 in. W 37 in. D 15 in.
Hand Made Italian Modern Brutalist Bench / Sofa in the Spirit of Andrea Branzi
Located in New York, NY
Stunning, unique sculpture / sofa / bench in the spirit of Andrea Branzi's Modern Rustic / Brutalist Aesthetic in "Domestic Animals". uniting the primitive and the modern. An exotic ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Baguès French Jean Charles Gold Gilt Wrought Iron Bench Lattice Scroll Arms
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French Jean Charles gilt wrought iron Baguès style bench with lattice seat and scrolled arms. Measures: 13" seat H, 32" W x 16" D x 24" H.  
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Vintage 1940s French Belle Époque Benches

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Wrought Iron

Parquetry Top Bench with Wrought Iron Base from France
Located in Austin, TX
A French seating bench featuring a parquetry top of oak over a wrought iron base. Perfect for a garden room or conservatory.
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20th Century French Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron

Jean-Charles Moreux Gilt Wrought Iron Settee
Located in Sharon, CT
Settee version from Moreux's celebrated group of wrought iron furniture, with gold over boulle. Wonderful patina to surfaces. A fine example from this important and rare series.
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Vintage 1930s French Hollywood Regency Benches

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Wrought Iron

French Art Moderne ‘1940s’ Gilt Wrought Iron Window Bench
Located in New York, NY
French Art Moderne (1940s) gilt wrought iron window bench with scrolling legs and arms with lyre form.  
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20th Century French Streamlined Moderne Benches

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Italian Renaissance Style, 1940s Black Painted Wrought Iron Benches
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Renaissance style (1940s) black painted wrought iron benches with cross form "X" legs with a stretcher having a round medallion supporting an open woven saddle seat.
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Early 20th Century Italian Renaissance Benches

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Wrought Iron

English Oak Jacobean Decorative Carved Three-Panel Hinged Coffer, Circa 1720
Located in Charleston, SC
English oak Jacobean hinged coffer with carved molded edge top, three decoratively carved panels consisting of pinwheels, diamonds, and foliage motif while resting on the original ca...
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Antique 1720s English Jacobean Blanket Chests

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Wrought Iron

Neoclassical Iron and Velvet Curule Bench, France, 1940s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Art Deco bench with a painted wrought iron base and surround, with original white and gilt paint. Royal blue crushed velvet seat.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Benches

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Comfortable French Art Nouveau Industrial Wrought Iron Benches
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of comfortable French Art Nouveau industrial benches. Also sold individually. Heavy and sturdy wrought iron base. Great for dining. Would need to be reupholstered with C. O. M.
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of French Gilt Iron Benches Attributed to Maison Ramsay
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of French Mid-Century gilt wrought iron benches or stools with a sober, neoclassical X-frame design.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Wrought Iron

English Cast Iron and Cypress Rattlesnake Garden Bench, Circa 1850
Located in Charleston, SC
English cast iron and cypress seat Charleston green garden bench with flanking rattlesnakes motif. Mid-19th Century
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Antique 1850s English William IV Benches

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Wrought Iron

18th Century Spanish Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handmade 18th century wood bench with strong patina and wrought iron details. Made in Spain, circa 1700s.
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Antique 18th Century French Benches

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Wrought Iron

  • 18th Century Spanish Bench
  • 18th Century Spanish Bench
  • 18th Century Spanish Bench
  • 18th Century Spanish Bench
H 19 in. W 79 in. D 12 in.
Italian Neoclassical Bench with Custom Scalamandre Cushion
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful hand forged Italian neoclassical style wrought iron bench having wonderful shape and newly covered cushion with vintage designer Scalamandre fabric. Measures: 17 H withou...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Neoclassical Benches

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Wrought Iron

Italian Iron and Bronze Bench
Located in Stamford, CT
Beautiful Italian wrought iron and bronze upholstered settee, Italian 19th century
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Antique 19th Century Italian Sofas

Materials

Bronze, Wrought Iron

  • Italian Iron and Bronze Bench
  • Italian Iron and Bronze Bench
  • Italian Iron and Bronze Bench
  • Italian Iron and Bronze Bench
H 39 in. W 45 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Early 20th Century French Polished Wrought Iron Stools with Upholstery
Located in Dallas, TX
Use this pair of antique small benches for extra seating in a den. Forged in France circa 1930, each stool features a polished wrought iron base with elegant scrolled legs and is uph...
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Early 20th Century French Stools

Materials

Wrought Iron

Italian Baroque Bench
Located in New York, NY
Italian Baroque iron folding seat (Faldistorio) with pomegranate bronze finials and turned bronze shafts, the "X" frame with notched and twisted legs ending in Drake feet, the whole ...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Baroque Benches

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Bronze, Wrought Iron

  • Italian Baroque Bench
  • Italian Baroque Bench
  • Italian Baroque Bench
  • Italian Baroque Bench
H 33 in. W 25 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Early 20th Century Spanish Catalan Benches
Located in Birmingham, AL
Pair of early-20th century Spanish benches constructed of pine with wood plank tops, all raised on serpentine splayed legs and joined by curved iron stretchers. Sturdy, stylish and p...
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Antique Early 1900s Spanish Benches

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Wrought Iron

Period Regency Wrought Iron Garden Bench
Located in Woodbury, CT
What a find! An authentic Regency garden bench with its classic shallow seat and straight lines that will grace any garden. When we found it, it was missing 3 legs and several feet...
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Antique 19th Century English Patio and Garden Furniture

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Spanish Vintage Gold Leafed Iron Benches
Located in Austin, TX
Mid-20th century neo-Baroque style benches from Spain. The frame is hammered forged wrought iron with a gorgeous gold leaf finish, beautifully upholstered with sea foam blue velvet f...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Baroque Benches

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Gold Leaf, Wrought Iron

  • Pair of Spanish Vintage Gold Leafed Iron Benches
  • Pair of Spanish Vintage Gold Leafed Iron Benches
  • Pair of Spanish Vintage Gold Leafed Iron Benches
  • Pair of Spanish Vintage Gold Leafed Iron Benches
H 19 in. W 27.25 in. D 15.75 in.
Italian 50's Wrought Iron Swan Folding Bench with Bronze Detail
Located in Miami, FL
French 1950's wrought iron bench that can fold up. Swan head detail in bronze. Seat covered in original gold plastisized linen
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Vintage 1960s French Benches

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

Italian Wrought Iron Bench
Located in Hudson, NY
A small wimsical wrought iron bench in the form of twisted rope with tasseled ends.This bench usefull as a small portable seat could also with the addtion of a glass top be used as ...
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20th Century Italian Benches

Materials

Gold, Wrought Iron

  • Italian Wrought Iron Bench
  • Italian Wrought Iron Bench
  • Italian Wrought Iron Bench
  • Italian Wrought Iron Bench
H 16 in. W 19 in. D 14.25 in.
A Regency style reeded wrought iron seat,
Located in London, GB
With faded blue and white paint work, floral detail and slatted seat rest.
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20th Century French Regency Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron

  • A Regency style reeded wrought iron seat,
  • A Regency style reeded wrought iron seat,
  • A Regency style reeded wrought iron seat,
  • A Regency style reeded wrought iron seat,
H 37.41 in. W 59.85 in. D 24.41 in.
Set of Four Italian Iron Baroque Benches
Located in New York, NY
Rare set of four Italian Baroque iron folding benches (Faldistorio) with pomegranate bronze finials and turned bronze shafts, the "X" frame with notched and twisted legs ending in Dr...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Baroque Benches

Materials

Bronze, Wrought Iron

European Wrought Iron Benches For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of European wrought iron benches is available at 1stDibs. European wrought iron benches have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. European wrought iron benches made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Baroque — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many European wrought iron benches are appealing in their simplicity, but Pier Luigi Colli, Jean-Charles Moreux and Gucci produced popular European wrought iron benches that are worth a look.

How Much are European Wrought Iron Benches?

Prices for European wrought iron benches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, European wrought iron benches begin at $975 and can go as high as $35,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,250.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.