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Neoclassical Benches

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
Italian Painted and Parcel Gilt Leather Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom serpentine shaped bench made with antique Italian painted and parcel gilt fluted legs with capital feet. The bench is newly upholstered in chestnut colored leather with self c...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Leather, Wood, Giltwood

Cerused Oak Neoclassical Style Benches Pair
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Cerused oak neoclassical style benches or loveseats. The benches have newly covered fabric seats with each having 8 legs.
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1990s Neoclassical Benches

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Fabric, Oak

French Neoclassical Style Mahogany Recamiere Meridienne
Located in Southampton, NJ
An elegant Mahogany scroll arm Recamiere, Meridian or window bench much like Maitland Smith or Baker pieces. Features Include new custom Moire upholstery, two bolster cushions with b...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Benches

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Brass

Neoclassical Wrought Iron & Bronze Bench, France, 1950's
Located in New York, NY
Elegant bench in patinated wrought iron and bronze. The sabots are reminiscent of Giacometti's work for Jean-Michel Frank. 3 benches are available; the price is for one.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Benches

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Bronze, Wrought Iron

19th Century Specimen Marble Bench or Coffee Table, Philadelphia History Museum
Located in Essex, MA
Rare and spectacular Egyptian alabaster and specimen marble bench on original iron base --In Roman Revival style --Deaccessioned from the Philadelphia History Museum and original...
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19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Benches

19th Century Pair of America or European Curule Stools
Located in Lomita, CA
Silk fabric in cerulean blue and egg-shell combines with whimsical trim that accents the deep tone wood of two curule benches in black, a pair in the neoclassical style, ebonized and...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Silk

Early 19th Century Italian Curule Walnut Bench
Located in Charleston, SC
Elegant Neoclassical Italian bench, circa 1815, with a curulean frame and coral suede upholstery was made in the early 19th Century. A related example can be found on page 315 in "It...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Walnut

17th Century Tuscan Cassapanca or Bench with a Family Crest
Located in Houston, TX
17th Century Tuscan Cassapanca or Bench with a Family Crest. Stunning 17th century Tuscan cassapanca or hand decorated bench with a family crest. This lovely bench or hall bench has ...
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17th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Wood

Fraternal Three Seat Bench Throne
Located in Aurora, OR
Salvaged out from an east coast fraternal lodge, this piece exudes a certain gravitas in its resolute and imposing form. Columnar accents and some restrained accent molding are the o...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Benches

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Oak

American Tiger Maple Bench, Great for Hall Way Bench or Bench at Foot of Bed
Located in Buchanan, MI
American tiger maple bench, great for hall way bench or bench at foot of bed. Seat height could be adjusted depending on the height of the cushion one had made.
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19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Birdseye Maple

Italian Neoclassical Style Mahogany Cane Seat Bench Settee
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome early 20th century Italian mahogany two seat bench or settee. The bench is crafted in the neoclassical taste featuring a square back with Greco Roman column motif splats. Th...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

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Cane, Mahogany

New Black Wrought Iron Curule Bench with Cushion, Savonarola, Throne
Located in Miami, FL
New black wrought iron curule bench with cushion, Savonarola, Throne. Cushion included.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Neoclassical Benches

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Iron

Pair of Neoclassical Style Savonarola Benches with Curule Legs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Extraordinary pair of mahogany Savonarola benches or stools made in the neoclassical taste. The stools feature x frames with parcel gilt accents and Napoleonic empire wheel motifs. T...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Benches

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Metal

Swedish Neoclassical Style 1880s Painted Wood Bench with Carved Apron
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Neoclassical style painted wood bench from the late 19th century, with carved waterleaf motifs, rosettes and vintage striped upholstery. Created in Sweden during the last q...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Upholstery, Wood

Italian 19th Century Neoclassical Style White Carrara Marble Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most impressive and high-quality Italian 19th century neoclassical style white Carrara marble bench. The bench is raised by two elegant supports with scrolled designs and striking ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Carrara Marble

Neoclassical Banquette, Early 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Extraordinary miniature bench with sled-shaped sides and carved urn-motives. The bench is newly upholstered with a high quality silver-white fabric.
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Early 19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Walnut

Antique Painted Settee, ex-Madeleine Castaing, after design by Chapuis
Located in London, GB
A very decorative 'curule' settee, late 19th century after a design by Jean-Joseph Chapuis. Provenance: Madeleine Castaing, Maison de Lèves, Chartres, France. Why we like it Besides...
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Late 19th Century Belgian Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Wood, Cane

Neoclassical Style Italian Bronze Iron Backless Garden Bench Seat
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant Italian wrought iron garden bench seat with bronze mounts made in the neoclassical taste. The bench features a wrought iron frame with a graceful design having twist leg supp...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Bronze, Wrought Iron

Italian Neoclassical Style Carved Giltwood Bench in Leopard Velvet Upholstery
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a mid-century Italian bench with neoclassical styling. The carved giltwood frame is in very good condition. The leopard velvet upholstery is new.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

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Velvet, Giltwood

American Windsor Bench Early 19th C.
Located in Southampton, NJ
Early 19th c single plank seat Windsor bench with wood spindles of bamboo turnings and mortised joinery throughout. The form is simple and has a warm natural patina. Enhanced with ne...
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Early 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Textile, Birch, Oak, Poplar

Set of Two Chairs, a Round Table and a Seat Bench, Made in Wood by Don Shoemaker
Located in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas
Set of two chairs, a round Table and a Seat bench. made in wood by Don Shoemaeker in Mexico It has detachable parts that do not need screws to fasten cueramo wood and granadillo ...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Neoclassical Benches

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Wood

Vintage Faux Leopard Gilded Bench by Maitland Smith
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a Vintage French Neoclassical Faux leopard gilded bench by Maitland Smith Fabric is very plush and soft....
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1980s Vintage Neoclassical Benches

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Mahogany, Giltwood

Swedish Neoclassical Style Carved Gilt-Wood & Upholstered Sofa Bench, 19th C.
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Neoclassic style gilt-wood and upholstered sofa bench from the 19th century. This antique sofa from Sweden, approximately 5.75 feet in length, features a rectangular-shaped...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of American Flame Mahogany Needlepoint Hall Benches. Baltimore, Circa 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of American flame mahogany floral needlepoint brass tacked hall benches resting on the original turned bulbous decorative carved feet with the original brass casters. Baltimore,...
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1820s American Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Brass

Incredible Pair of Rare 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Walnut Benches
Located in Charleston, SC
Very rare pair of period Italian neoclassical walnut benches or sofas with hand carved backs, tapered legs, cane seats and later removable cushions. These sofas are as good as it...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Cane, Walnut

Directoire Style Leather Bench
Located in Westwood, NJ
A French Directoire style leather bench with a button tufted antique brown leather on an oak base with a warm finish and turned and tapered legs. Dimension: 51" W x 16" D x 18" H....
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Neoclassical Benches

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Leather, Wood

Upholstered Bench with Brown Horsehair Seat with Mahogany Frame and Tapered Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Denton bench made by LF Upholstery is shown with brown and taupe patterned horsehair with soft foam padding. It has a hand carved mahogany wood and finished frame with tapered le...
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2010s American Neoclassical Benches

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Mahogany

Italian Neoclassical Style Cerused Curule Stools / Benches, 1940's-1950's
Located in Rochester, NY
Pair of Italian Neoclassical style finely carved wood curule stools / benches in perfectly aged original cerused finish and nicely tailored faux snakeskin ivory colored upholstered s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Italian Painted Neoclassical Style Linen Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian Neoclassical style linen tufted upholstered bench. The bench stands on four straight fluted legs known as "arrow legs". Beautiful worn paint in a soft color palette. Great ac...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

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Paint, Linen, Wood

Swedish Neoclassic Sofa Bench W/Open Hourglass Back-Splat Design, Early 19th C
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Neoclassical style carved-wood sofa bench from the early 19th century. This antique settee from Sweden features a straight back rail atop a beautiful succession of open bac...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Wood

Swedish Painted Settee with Lyre Back
Located in Pembroke, MA
Nicely-carved, painted Swedish settee in the neoclassical style. The carved elements feature a lyre back terminated with eagles' heads, women's faces on the arms, bellflowers, swags ...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Wood, Upholstery

Pair of Stunning Neoclassical Iron Window Benches by Niermann Weeks
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Two elegant iron benches with a gorgeous slate and blue/green patina, neoclassical style with criss cross stretchers and upholstered seats. Niermann Weeks label underside.
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1990s American Neoclassical Benches

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Iron

Maison Jansen Style Steel and Brass Neoclassic Zebra Hide Bench
Located in Bradenton, FL
Stunning lines on this Maison Jansen of Paul style bench. The zebra hide upholstered seat over iron form stretcher with brass Ram's head and hoof feet.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Benches

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Oval Double Curule Benches, New York, Possibly Duncan Phyfe and Son
By Duncan Phyfe
Located in New York, NY
Pair of oval double Curule benches, circa 1835 New York, possibly Duncan Phyfe and Son Rosewood (secondary woods: ash and poplar), with gilt-brass castors Each, 16 3/8 in. high, 2...
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1830s American Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Mahogany

Pair of 19th Century Italian Painted and Parcel Gilt Benches
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 19th Century Italian painted and parcel gilt benches. Stunning long pair of 19th century neoclassical style Italian painted and parcel-gilt benches. These shapely Italian be...
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1880s Italian Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Fabric, Wood

Maison Jansen Style Italian Metal & Gilt Bronze Benches in Leopard Velvet, Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
Who doesn’t love a pair of Maison Jansen style benches in leopard velvet! The cushions are new and are almost 3” thick. The swan appointments are gilt bronze, and the body feels like...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

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Metal

19th Century English Oak Bench with Three Drawers and Persimmon Upholstery
Located in Middleburg, VA
This unusual 19th century English upholstered bench is a stunner. Made of richly patinated oak with three drawers, four turned posts and original brass hardware. Recently reupholster...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Brass

Classical Garden Bench in Faux Ver Di Gris Finish Att. to Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful classical style garden bench of wrought iron in a faux ver Di Gris finish. The bench has a grid pattern strap metal top, with decorative cirlicue legs. Well crafted and in ...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Benches

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Wrought Iron

Italian Neoclassical Style 19th Century Painted Wood Bench with New Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian Neoclassical style painted wood bench from the 19th century, with new upholstery and gilded accents. We currently have two available, priced and sold $3,995 each. Created ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Upholstery, Wood

Large Patinated Iron Bench with Cushion by John Salterini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Large 65 x 21 fabulous iron bench by John Salterini. Triple arch base with a woven strap iron support. Scrolled arms. Very cool asian themed fabric over new foam. Bench was made in I...
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1960s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Benches

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Iron

Neoclassical Style Narrow Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Italian Neoclassical style narrow bench with cut blue velvet fabric.
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

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Velvet, Fruitwood

Neoclassical Directoire Style Painted Caned Settee Bench Seat
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic Mid-Century Modern Italian painted settee or bench seat featuring caned sides and seat. Crafted in the neoclassical Directoire taste of late 18th century France. The lacque...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

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Fabric, Cane, Wood

Italian Neoclassic Walnut and Upholstered Bench, Early 2nd Quarter 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Unique in form this bench has turned and shaped arms with finials, the upholstered seat raised on turned tapering legs, for use in front of a bed
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1830s Italian Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Walnut

Early 20th-C. Neo-Classical Style Carved Mahogany Bench with Eagles
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a fantastic bench! It is a neo-classical style carved Italian piece newly upholstered in a flax linen. The supports are wonderful hand carved eagles. It is in very good condi...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Camel Back Garden Bench
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
An exceptional Georgian Camel back design carved teak slatted back garden bench. Exterior seat pads can be supplied if required. Seat pad upholstered in client’s own material. Bes...
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18th Century British Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Teak

Mid-Century Large Scale Neo-Classical Style Italian Iron and Leather Bench
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a mid-century large scale neo-classical style Italian iron and leather bench. It has a distressed saddle colored leather, and the iron frame is in very good condition. It is ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

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Iron

Antique French Empire Period Chaise/Daybed, Walnut, Circa 1900's
Located in Oakwood, GA
Very special seat, end of bed bench, chaise, daybed, carved walnut frame, curved ends, carved bird head on each arm, blue and beige striped upholstery, 2 Matching bolster pillows, re...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Benches

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Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Neoclassical X-Frame Upholstered Benches, 20th Century
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Pair of Neoclassic X-frame upholstered benches, 20th century. Metal frames with matte silver finish and impressed floral design. Slip seat cushions upholstered in pony hair.
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20th Century Neoclassical Benches

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Metal

Swedish Neoclassical Style 1880s Painted Wood Bench with Carved Waterleaf Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Swedish 19th century painted bench Circa 1880 Place of Origin: Sweden Period: 19th century Dimensions: 53" W x 18.25" D x 15" H A Swedish neoclassical style painted wood bench ...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Upholstery, Wood

Italian 1860s Painted Wood Bench with Gilded Accents and New Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian painted wood bench from the mid 19th century, with gilded accents and new upholstery. Born in Italy during the third quarter of the 19th century, this exquisite bench feat...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Wood, Upholstery

Philadelphia Neoclassical Empire Sofa, Attributable to Joseph Barry, circa 1830
By Joseph Barry
Located in Miami, FL
Anything but demure, this handsome and beautifully-crafted neoclassical sofa from Philadelphia is very likely the work of prominent cabinetmaker Joseph B. Barry (1757-1839). With wor...
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1830s American Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Brass, Ormolu

Pair of Neoclassical X Benches
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Neoclassical X benches upholstered in a cut velvet fabric. These classic benches will work in any setting.
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20th Century Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Gilt Iron Benches
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of French midcentury modern neoclassical gilt iron benches, In the style of Raymond Subes. Retains very good original upholstery. Neoclassical style metal x-base form benche...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Benches

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Iron

Neoclassical Brass & Wrought Iron Antique Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Highly unique brass & wrought iron neoclassical figural bench. This stunning bench is adorned with a dragon center crest surrounded by warriors & lions representing strength. The bac...
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19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Italian Neoclassical Style Painted and Giltwood Bench
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning Italian neoclassical style painted and gilt bench. This Italian 1920s Directoire style bench was taken down to the frame and professionally upholstered with cream striated c...
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1920s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Benches

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Wood

Ironies Cast Gilt Bronze Bench with Knees and Paw Feet
Located in Miami, FL
Ironies cast gilt bronze pantieres bench with paw feet and animal legs Offered for sale is an elegant gilt-bronze Pantieres Bench created with four animal legs and paw feet. The s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Benches

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Bronze

Neoclassical Giltwood and Mahogany X-Base Bench Stool
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant neoclassical style mahogany and giltwood bench with x-base terminating in paw feet. Upholstery is a cream silk.
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20th Century Neoclassical Benches

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Silk, Mahogany, Giltwood

Hollywood Regency Wrought Iron Curule Bench, Savonarola, Throne
Located in Miami, FL
Stylish wrought iron Curule bench made in the neoclassical taste. Featuring an X-form design with scrolled arms and feet. These bench are also known as Dante chairs, Savonarola chair...
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Late 19th Century Spanish Antique Neoclassical Benches

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Wrought Iron

Niermann Weeks benches for sale on 1stDibs

The Niermann Weeks benches are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made of upholstery and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Niermann Weeks benches to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 2 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Niermann Weeks' original benches were created in the neoclassical style in the United States during the 1990s. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider benches by and . Niermann Weeks benches can vary in price, size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $12,500 and tops out at $12,500, while pieces like these can sell for $12,500 on average.

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