Monumental 19th Century Cast Iron Squirrel Garden Bench / Seat

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An impressive 19th century cast iron squirrel garden bench / seat of monumental proportions, by George Smith & Co’s Sun Foundry in Glasgow, one of Scotland’s leading iron manufacturers. The heavy pierced cast iron ends incorporating a large squirrel and a mouse sat behind in trailing oak leaves; above scrollwork and floral decoration. The scrolled back terminating with star decoration and standing on winged lion legs terminating with paw feet. With a matching central support. The bench being recently refurbished and painted in a pale green and the slats made from 'Douglas Fir' (as used by the National Trust).
Stamped to the underside 'George Smith & Co. Sun Foundry Glasgow'

The slats have been left to age naturally, but can be oiled if preferred.

Excellent condition
Scottish, circa 1870
Dimensions (ins) 103 wide x 30 deep x 32.5 high.

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Cast   Iron
    Fir
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    32.5 in. H x 103 in. W x 30 in. D
    83 cm H x 262 cm W x 76 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU97227364753
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