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9 PIECE SET OF WROUGHT STEEL GARDEN BENCHES AND CHAIRS, 19TH C.
9 PIECE SET OF WROUGHT STEEL GARDEN BENCHES AND CHAIRS, 19TH C.
Date: 1880-1900
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Description: Exceptional and rare large set of nine antique wrought steel garden benches and matching arm chairs with scrolled arms, backs and seats, circa 1880-1900. American. These pieces are very heavy weight with riveted construction. The design blends the precise edges of the rectangular outer form with soft,flowing inner contours providing very comfortable seating. The arm chairs are a very ample size. Can be custom painted any color to give various looks-- antique to mod to add to any setting. The set consists of three benches and six matching large arm chairs, nine pieces. A smaller set of one bench and two chairs can also be purchased. This large grouping of nine pieces is a very unusual find and would provide seating for a large area. Set of 9 pieces, 3 benches and 6 chairs $4900.
ALMODINGTON BENCH
ALMODINGTON BENCH
Date: document reproduction
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Description: This Almodington bench is a document or exact copy of the earliest known wooden garden bench in America, made for Almodington Plantation house in Somerset County, Maryland, circa 1750. The design with a diagonally slatted four panel back was taken from an 18th century English design book and the bench was originally of local yellow pine. Benches of this type were called "garden seats" in the 18th century. This document copy is of yellow pine and is painted white, as was the original. Almodington probably had a pair of these benches facing each other at the porch entrance to the historic house facing the Manokin River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The original Almodington bench is now in the collection of MESDA, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston Salem, N.C. Ref: Almodington/ MESDA. 45 inches high, 96 inches wide and 29 inches deep.
BENCH AFTER KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL C. 1860-80
BENCH AFTER KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL C. 1860-80
Date: 1860-1880
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Description: Rare cast iron bench associated with Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841) the Prussian neo-classical architect who designed this pattern for the Roman Baths in Potsdam Park in 1835. The design was influenced by the early Roman furniture discovered in Pompeii and Herculaneum in the 18th century. The back rest and arms are curved for the comfort of the person seated in the bench. The motif of the back panels is a scrolled lyre flanked by classical winged figures. Note the ram's head arm terminals and cloven hoofed feet. Circa 1860-1880 cast possibly by a German foundry. 31 1/2 inches high, 44 inches wide and 20 1/2 inches deep. This bench has been professionally cleaned, primed and repainted white. A cast iron arm chair in this design by Schinkel is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
BENCH, LAUREL PATTERN, CAST ZINC, LABELED WALKER FDY. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
BENCH, LAUREL PATTERN, CAST ZINC, LABELED WALKER FDY. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
Date: CIRCA 1920
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Description: 'Laurel' pattern cast zinc curved garden bench in original finish with weathered surface with green lichen and labeled on back 'Charlottesville, VA. Walker Fdy. Pat't pending. Excellent condition, with very heavy weight and nut and bolt construction, this bench would be perfect for a wooded or natural setting but could also be painted if desired. Circa 1920. 31 inches high, 42 1/2 inches wide and 29 inches deep. Three garden benches in the "Laurel" pattern of large leaf fronds with berries available, shown on this website under GARDEN/BENCHES. SOLD
CLASSICAL ZINC BENCH, 19th century
CLASSICAL ZINC BENCH, 19th century
Date: very early 20th century
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Description: Cast zinc garden bench in beautiful classical design, with curved back with entwined scrolls, palmettes and stylized leafage over a lattice work seat. Heavy weight. Late 19th century. Professionally cleaned and repainted black. 32 inches high, 49 1/2 inches wide and 22 inches deep. SOLD
FERN SET, THREE PIECE CAST IRON, ANTIQUE
FERN SET, THREE PIECE CAST IRON, ANTIQUE
Date: late 19th century
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Description: Three piece cast iron set in the fern pattern, wide 55 inch bench and two ample arm chairs, curved shaped seats, with indecipherable foundry name on rear of each piece. Early 20th century. American. Found in southern estate. The fern pattern was one of the earliest naturalistic designs originating in England with the Coalbrookdale Company in the mid 19th century and immediately copied by American foundries. Bench 33 inches high and 55 inches wide. Each chair 33 inches high and 24 inches wide.
GARDEN BENCHES, PAIR ANTIQUE WROUGHT STEEL
GARDEN BENCHES, PAIR ANTIQUE WROUGHT STEEL
Date: second half 19th century
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Description: Rare pair of 19th century wrought steel garden benches or settees, heavy weight and riveted construction. With a modern look that provide very comfortable seating. These benches have been professionally cleaned and repainted light green. 1870-1900. American. Provenance: Brooklyn,N.Y. estate. 38 inches high, 44 inches wide and 24 inches deep.
GOTHIC CAST IRON BENCH OR SETTEE, 46 in wide
GOTHIC CAST IRON BENCH OR SETTEE, 46 in wide
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
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Description: This "Gothic" pattern cast iron bench or settee design was patented in 1846 by the Carron Foundry of Scotland and was copied by many American foundries and patented in the U.S. in 1848. The Gothic name comes from the arch design of the back. It is often called the "Rose Garden" pattern since it has been used in the White House Rose Garden and on the White House grounds since the 1850's. This bench had multiple layers of old weathered paint and now has been professionally cleaned and repainted. It dates late 19th century or very early 20th century. It measures 36 inches high, 46 inches wide and 20 inches deep.
PAIR OF BENCHES IN RUSTIC PATTERN, ANTIQUE CAST IRON
PAIR OF BENCHES IN RUSTIC PATTERN, ANTIQUE CAST IRON
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
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Description: Pair of 19th century antique cast iron benches in the Rustic Pattern of entwined oak branches and leaves and with entwined snakes on the end supports. These benches have been professionally cleaned of old layers of paint, then primed and repainted white. A charming and rare pair. Very heavy weight. 32 1/2 inches high, 39 inches wide and 25 inches deep.
RUSTIC PATTERN CAST IRON BENCH, ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY
RUSTIC PATTERN CAST IRON BENCH, ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY
Date: Mid to late 19th century
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Description: Antique "Rustic" pattern cast iron garden bench or settee in design of oak branches, leaves and acorns with the end supports of entwined snakes. 19th century American. This is a beautiful example of one of the earliest botanical patterns cast in iron, originally in England, as early as 1840, and then immediately copied by American foundries. This pattern is often mistakenly called "Twig". In old white paint this naturalistic designed seat would be a beautiful focal point in any style garden. 31 inches high, 35 inches wide and 21 inches deep. Price $1950.
TREE BENCH, ANTIQUE WROUGHT IRON, TREE SURROUND, 19TH C.
TREE BENCH, ANTIQUE WROUGHT IRON, TREE SURROUND, 19TH C.
Date: Late 19th or early 20th century
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Description: Antique wrought iron tree surround or circular bench, two part construction bolted together to allow placement around a tree. Professionally cleaned and repainted dark green. Late 19th or early 20th century, English. 19 inches high, 45 inches wide. Opening is 12 inches wide. Ready to place. $650.
WIRE SETTEE OR BENCH, 19TH CENTURY VICTORIAN
WIRE SETTEE OR BENCH, 19TH CENTURY VICTORIAN
Date: 19th century
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Description: Exceptionally large American 19th century wire work and wrought iron garden bench decorated with a roll on top of back and arms, scrolled back, and fanned scrolls on legs, painted black. Heavy weight and a graphic design for the garden, garden room or porch. 37 inches high, 72 inches wide and 29 inches deep. Mid 19th century the iron foundries invented machines to extrude heavy wire to make fencing and then garden furniture such as settees, chairs, plant stands, trellis and even bird cages, which became extremely popular for use indoors and out.
WIRE BENCH WITH SQUARE FEET, ANTIQUE
WIRE BENCH WITH SQUARE FEET, ANTIQUE
Date: circa 1900
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Description: Antique heavy steel wire garden bench painted white, with curved crest rail and design of scrolls and spirals resting on square feet designed for resting grass surface. Circa 1900. 36 inches high, 57 inches wide and 32 inches deep. $700.
WIRE BENCH, 19TH CENTURY VICTORIAN WITH CUSHION
WIRE BENCH, 19TH CENTURY VICTORIAN WITH CUSHION
Date: CIRCA 1896
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Description: Antique heavy steel wire work settee or bench labeled on back 'Scheeler & Sons, Buffalo, N.Y.'Located at 316-32 Terrace St. Buffalo, N.Y.this company was formerly Buffalo Wire Works, and advertised 'wire goods, wirework and artistic metal work of all kinds.' Circa 1896. This elaborately designed settee or bench with the rolled crest rail, shaped seat and decorative scroll work has been professionally cleaned, primed and repainted and comes with a custom black chintz cushion. 38 inches high, 54 inches wide and 24 inches deep. Circa 1896.
WIRE SETTEE OR BENCH, ANTIQUE
WIRE SETTEE OR BENCH, ANTIQUE
Date: Circa 1900
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Description: Antique wire work garden settee or bench in heavy steel wire. This decorative and heavy settee has been professionally cleaned and repainted. Circa 1900. 38 inches high, 54 inches wide, and 21 inches deep. Fanciful wire work furniture became very popular in the second half of the 19th century when wire work companies sold many varieties of wire pieces such as plant stands, chairs and settees, bird cages, trellis and even cradles. These pieces could be easily moved to be placed outdoors, on porches or verandas or indoors. $450.

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