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LARGE WIRE SETTEE OR BENCH,  19TH CENTURY VICTORIANLARGE 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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FERN PATTERN ZINC BENCH TWO CHAIRS AND TABLEFERN 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.

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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

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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.

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SALTERINI TABLE AND SIX WROUGHT IRON CHAIR SETSALTERINI TABLE AND SIX WROUGHT IRON CHAIR SET
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Salterini wrought iron table and set of six wrought iron chairs with curved cane openwork mesh backs and seats, and 'penny' feet. The table is decorated with scrolls and leaves and has glass top. These pieces have been professionally cleaned, primed and repainted in gloss black paint. Circa 1950. The heavy chairs are a very ample size for comfortable seating. Chairs measure 32 inches high, 18 1/2 inches wide and 15 1/2 inches deep. Table measures 30 1/2 inches by 60 1/2 inches. SALE $1800.

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ARMILLARY SPHERE SUNDIAL, SWEDISH C. 1940ARMILLARY SPHERE SUNDIAL, SWEDISH C. 1940
Date: Early 20th century
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Description: Vintage Swedish armillary sphere sundial, wrought iron, zinc, and copper in design of Atlas holding up the world. Design with his raised logo attributed to Sune Rooth, Swedish sculptor. Professionally cleaned and repainted. Early 20th century. 31 inches high and 17 3/4 inches wide. An armillary sphere is an astrological model with rings representing the chief celestial circles and demonstrates the basic principal circles of astrological motion and time. This is a traditional architectural piece for a garden.

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