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WIRE SETTEE OR GARDEN BENCH, ANTIQUEWIRE SETTEE OR GARDEN BENCH, ANTIQUE
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
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Description: Antique wire and wrought iron heavy garden bench with arched back, scroll work decoration and curled feet, and with remains of old flaking and crusty white paint. Most of original zinc coating or galvanizing remains on bench to prevent rusting. This bench could easily be wire brushed of old paint and repainted any color to make a decorative addition to any garden setting. 39 inches high, 46 1/4 inches wide and 19 inches deep. Late 19th or very early 20th century.

Part of our collection of: Benches in Garden Antiques
WIRE SETTEE OR GARDEN BENCH,  ANTIQUE, RECTANGULARWIRE SETTEE OR GARDEN BENCH, ANTIQUE, RECTANGULAR
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
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Description: Antique wire work rectangular form settee with wrought iron frame, of heavy crimped wire, with square back and sides decorated with scrolls and circles and sitting on square feet. Circa 1900. Heavy wire was extremely popular for many forms of garden furniture such as plant stands, tables and chairs, settees and arbors during the late 19th century into the early 20th century. This heavy garden settee has several layers of old paint. It is a good size to place in many areas to give a light airy garden look and a comfortable seat. 33 inches high, 44 inches wide and 20 inches deep.

Part of our collection of: Benches in Garden Antiques
RUSTIC PATTERN CAST IRON BENCH, ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURYRUSTIC 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.

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GOTHIC  CAST IRON BENCH OR SETTEE, 46 in wideGOTHIC 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.

Part of our collection of: Benches in Garden Antiques
WIRE BENCH WITH SQUARE FEET, ANTIQUEWIRE 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.

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PAIR OF BENCHES IN RUSTIC PATTERN, ANTIQUE CAST IRONPAIR 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.

Part of our collection of: Benches in Garden Antiques
BENCH AFTER KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL C. 1860-80BENCH 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.

Part of our collection of: Benches in Garden Antiques
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.

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ALMODINGTON BENCHALMODINGTON 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.

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FERN SET, THREE PIECE CAST IRON, ANTIQUEFERN 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.

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FRANCOISE A. CARRE  VINTAGE SET OF 9 ARM CHAIRS THREE TABLESFRANCOISE A. CARRE VINTAGE SET OF 9 ARM CHAIRS THREE TABLES
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Twelve piece set of vintage spring form garden furniture, nine heavy bent steel arm chairs and three matching round tables after French design patented by Francois A. Carre of Paris in 1866 and introduced in America in 1870 and popular up to 1920's. The stylish and comfortable large arm chairs are in a continuous design of curved vertical steel strips with riveted construction and raised round springing seats centering a medallion. The three round matching tables have heavy plate glass tops. Early 20th century. Chairs 35 inches high, 26 1/2 inches wide. Tables 29 inches high and 30 inches wide. SOLD

Part of our collection of: Sets: Chair/Table Sets in Garden Antiques
ARMILLARY SUNDIAL ON GRANITE PEDESTALARMILLARY SUNDIAL ON GRANITE PEDESTAL
Date: 20th c.
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Description: Patinated bronze armillary sundial on granite pedestal. Ht.46" Ht.32"pedestal alone. Arrow 19" Base of stone pedestal 8"square. This sundial tells time by the shadow made from the passage of the sun during the day. The band is calibrated on the inside with daylight hours, and the arrow serves as a sundial gnomon to cast a shadow on the band to indicate time. This is a handsome and unusual armillary sundail perfect for any sunny garden.

Part of our collection of: Sundials in Garden Antiques
CAST IRON BIRD BATH, ANTIQUECAST IRON BIRD BATH, ANTIQUE
Date: circa 1900-1920
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Description: Antique cast iron bird bath painted dark green, early 20th century. Two part, heavy weight with round bowl sitting on turned pedestal base. American.

Part of our collection of: Bird Baths in Garden Antiques
BOXER DOG BOOT SCRAPER,  CAST IRON, ANTIQUEBOXER DOG BOOT SCRAPER, CAST IRON, ANTIQUE
Date: Circa 1900-1920
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Description: Antique cast iron boot scraper with rare figure of Boxer dog mounted on top, in original green paint. Unusual. Very heavy weight. Has replaced brushes. Circa 1920-1930. 15 inches high, 18 inches wide and 11 1/2 inches deep. Price $500.

Part of our collection of: Bootscrapers in Garden Antiques
BOOT SCRAPER, SCOTTIE DOG, IRONBOOT SCRAPER, SCOTTIE DOG, IRON
Date: early 20th century
Price: $150
Description: Scottie dog silhouette boot scraper, heavy sheet iron, painted black. Very heavy weight and good size for scraping foot. 10.5 inches high, 16 inches wide and 7 inches deep. Early 20th century. Price $150.

Part of our collection of: Bootscrapers in Garden Antiques

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