European Carved Wood Bench, circa 1868

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About

It's up for debate whether this extraordinary 19th century wood bench is Italian or French in origin, but indisputable is the beauty and artistry of the highly detailed carvings. Throughout, curving scrolls are woven together and peppered with stylized oak leaves, incredible in their symmetry. On the bottom half, decorative legs layered with acanthus leaves surround large, scalloped medallions on either side. Egg and dart detailing laces its way throughout the bench, adding to the stately, polished look.
Rumor has it that this gorgeous piece even made its way onto an episode of antiques roadshow! Now it’s ready for a new home where it will be admired, treasured, and, of course, sat in.

Details

  • Period
    1860-1869
  • Materials and Techniques
    Wood
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    42.5 in. H x 110 in. W x 24 in. D
    108 cm H x 279 cm W x 61 cm D
  • Seat Height
    21.5 in. (55 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU152128611563
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2015

Typical response time: 6 hours

Located in Minneapolis, MN

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