Designed by Dr C Dresser for Colebrookdale A cast iron Aesthetic Movement garden Canopy Seat named 'Waterplants'.
This design no. 206162 was registered and patented by the Coalbrookdale Foundry at the Public Records Office on 18th February 1867 and is seat no. 45 in their 1875 casting's catalogue. This Canopy model is rare with apertures in the arms designed to hold the upright poles of a canvas canopy. The poles and canopy would need to be made because they are not present.
These Water plant benches were originally available to buy with a wooden slatted back like this one here or with a decorative cast iron back like the one in the period image shown here.
The sides have now been dismantled for shipping and therefore can also be purpose made to length.
Measurement of just the ends: Height 37 1/2", width between the feet 22", depth of each end 2".