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9 PIECES SET OF WROUGHT STEEL GARDEN BENCHES AND CHAIRS, 19TH C.
9 PIECES 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 heavy weight with riveted construction, and very comfortable design. The set consists of three benches and six matching large arm chairs, nine pieces. Available in old white and green paint, they could also be professionally cleaned and painted to any custom color of your choice. A smaller set of one bench and two chairs can be purchased from the larger set. Matching sets of chairs and bench in this design are rare to find. This large grouping of nine pieces is a very unusual find. Set of three benches and six chairs.
ANTIQUE BENCH, CAST IRON CURTAIN PATTERN, 19TH C.
ANTIQUE BENCH, CAST IRON CURTAIN PATTERN, 19TH C.
Date: 1870-1900
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Description: American antique cast iron garden bench in the Curtain pattern with three panel back, openwork seat and scrolled arms, circa 1870-1900. This exotic design is a combination of Renaissance Revival and Gothic influences and was very popular at the end of the 19th century and was cast by all the major foundries. This bench is in excellent condition except for a replaced front apron by a decorative cut out iron piece, well installed. Side aprons are original. 35 inches high, 44 inches wide and 15 1/2 inches deep. $750. A good buy.
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.
CURTAIN PATTERN CAST IRON BENCH OR SETTEE, SAMUEL S. BENT & SON, N.Y.
CURTAIN PATTERN CAST IRON BENCH OR SETTEE, SAMUEL S. BENT & SON, N.Y.
Date: 1880-1890
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Description: Antique cast iron Curtain Pattern bench or settee labeled in casting on crest rail S.S. Bent & Son, N.Y. 37 inches high, 46 inches wide and 18 inches deep. 1880-1890. With three back panels with scrolls and a scrolled pierced seat this popular Curtain pattern was a combination of many design elements, Gothic and Renaissance Revivial. The Samuel B. Bent Foundry, was a major N.Y foundry, and was established in 1850 buy Samuel Bent and taken over by his son in 1865 when he constructed a new foundry in Port Chester, N.Y. and operated until 1893. Foundry labeled cast iron garden pieces are rare to find as not every piece was labeled. A maker's label adds value to the piece and also helps date it. This bench has been professionally cleaned and painted a light green, ready to place in the garden. SOLD
FERN BENCH, CAST IRON, KRAMER BROS. FDY.
FERN BENCH, CAST IRON, KRAMER BROS. FDY.
Date: circa 1900
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Description: Antique cast iron "Fern and Blackberry" pattern labeled garden bench or settee in a large size. This botanical design originated with the Coalbrookdale Company in England and was recorded in the London Public Records office mid 19th century, and was then copied by American foundries. This design with the pierced pattern of large fern fronds and blackberries and comfortable shaped seat, is very naturalistic and would embellish any garden. It is labeled on the seat in the casting:"Kramer Bros. Fdy Co, Dayton, O. This bench has been professionally cleaned and painted "Forest Green" in PPG paint. 36 inches high, 58 inches wide and 22 inches deep. SOLD
FERN PATTERN ZINC BENCH TWO CHAIRS AND TABLE
FERN PATTERN ZINC BENCH TWO CHAIRS AND TABLE
Date: very early 20th century
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Description: Antique Fern pattern cast zinc garden set consisting of bench, two arm chairs and center table, very early 20th century. Painted white. Metallic zinc was produced by foundries in the U.S. after 1850 and was popular for sculpture and garden furniture until the 1950s, then production died out. Zinc is a non-magnetic metal so will not rust. Bench 33 inches high, 54 inches wide and 21 inches deep. Chairs 33 inches high, 23 1/2 inches wide. The table is 22 1/2 inches high and 28 1/2 inches wide.
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 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 has multiple layers of old weathered paint and dates late 19th century or very early 20th century. It measures 36 inches high, 46 inches wide and 20 inches deep.
LARGE WIRE SETTEE OR BENCH, 19TH CENTURY VICTORIAN
LARGE 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.
PAIR ANTIQUE WROUGHT STEEL GARDEN BENCHES OR SETTEES
PAIR ANTIQUE WROUGHT STEEL GARDEN BENCHES OR SETTEES
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. 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.
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
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. SALE $650.
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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