Victorian Hall Bench

This fine 19th-century mahogany hall bench is a beautiful piece of furniture that combines intricate design details with functional seating. The back of the bench is particularly striking, with its pierced design that is inspired by the neo-renaissance style of the 19th century. The central painted crest of a wyvern holding a cross adds an element of heraldry to the piece and gives it a sense of historical significance.

The top of the bench is also intricately designed, with scrolled ends, pendants, and volutes that add visual interest and depth to the piece. The apron of the bench is similarly decorated with strapwork, which is a decorative element consisting of interlaced bands or ribbons.

The bench is supported on octagonal tapering legs, which add to the overall sophistication of the piece. The legs are carefully designed to provide stability and support to the bench while also contributing to its aesthetic appeal.

A piece like this would have been an elegant addition to a grand hallway or entryway, providing both functional seating and a beautiful display of craftsmanship and design. The mahogany wood used to create the bench would have been carefully selected for its grain quality, durability, and beauty, ensuring that the piece would last for generations to come.

This fine 19th-century mahogany hall bench is a beautiful example of the neo-renaissance style and would be a wonderful addition to any collection of antique furniture. Its intricate design and high-quality craftsmanship make it a fabulous piece worthy of serious consideration.

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19th Century Neo Renaissance Mahogany Hall Bench

Stock Number: 11812

A fine 19th-century Neo-Renaissance mahogany hall bench, the pierced back with neo-renaissance inspiration and a central japanned crest of a wyvern holding a cross, the top with scrolled ends, pendants and volutes, the apron with strapwork and supported on octagonal tapering legs.



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Approximate Dimensions

  • Depth: 49 cm (19.29 inches)
  • Height: 98 cm (38.58 inches)
  • Height Of Seat: 45 cm (17.72 inches)
  • Width: 158 cm (62.20 inches)




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