Rare English Carved Portland Stone Bench with Rope Edging and Lichened Surface For Sale
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Rare English Carved Portland Stone Bench with Rope Edging and Lichened Surface

About

This rare-form bench is hand-carved and has been certified by a geologist as Portland Stone, the primary stone used in England for building facades during the 18th and 19th centuries. It features a stunning roped-edge decoration to the top, as well as reticulated carving to the underside outer edge of the top. Two graceful, but sturdy, supports are firmly attached to the base of the bench top, so there is no guesswork when placing it in your garden. The patina is superb and features a plethora of lichen, while the condition is excellent, with only a couple of very minor chips to the top that are undetectable unless you are looking for them. Perfect at the end of an allée or against a green hedge where it will "pop". Carved stone benches of this size, age, and condition are exceptionally difficult to source.

Details

  • Dimensions
    H 17.5 in. x W 72 in. x D 17 in.H 44.45 cm x W 182.88 cm x D 43.18 cm
  • Seat Height
    17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Seller Reference Number
    FBE 1092
  • Reference Number
    LU863416985002
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