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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Bench Painted White


This lovely pine bench is a wonderful example of Swedish Gustavian country craftsmanship. The lightly distressed white paint with black finials and carved details add to its allure. The seat opens to reveal a storage space below. This style of bench originally served as a type of spare bed as the bottom could pull out revealing a type of "trundle" bed inside. This bench has been fully restored, strong and ready to use has been given a wax finish, enhancing the Painted finish. The bench seat is a solid plank of wood, ready to be upholstered. The photos here show the wood with a black fabric covering to provide a visual of what the bench might look like upholstered.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 47.75 in. x W 74.25 in. x D 23.5 in.

    H 121.29 cm x W 188.6 cm x D 59.69 cm

  • Seller location
    Denver, CO
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