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6 PIECE SET OF WROUGHT STEEL GARDEN BENCHES AND CHAIRS, 19TH C.6 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 six pieces of wrought steel garden furniture, two antique wrought steel garden benches and four matching arm chairs with scrolled arms, backs and seats, circa 1880-1900. American. These pieces are very heavy weight with riveted construction. These have been professionally cleaned and painted a verdigris green. The design blends the precise edges of the rectangular outer form with soft,flowing inner contours, and providing very comfortable seating. The arm chairs are a very ample size. Benches measure 45"wide, 39"H. Chairs measure 37"H. 21"W. A set of three pieces, a bench and two chairs can also be sold.

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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 antique 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 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. 19th century. 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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BENCH AND FOUR CHAIRS, MARCY FDY PAT.D 1930 WROUGHT IRON BENCH AND FOUR CHAIRS, MARCY FDY PAT.D 1930 WROUGHT IRON
Date: 1930
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Description: Classical wrought iron garden set of bench and four large arm chairs with curved swag crest rail design over star compass design backs and dolphin arm supports. Cast on each piece, Pat'd 1930, Marcy Foundry Co. N.Y. Bench 33"H. 60 3/4"W. 20"D. Chairs 33"H. 23"W. 20"D. Marcy Foundry was founded in 1887 and was located at 74 Beekman Street, New York from 1893-1937.

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BENCH AND TWO CHAIRS WROUGHT STEEL, C. 1900BENCH AND TWO CHAIRS WROUGHT STEEL, C. 1900
Date: circa 1900
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Description: Set of bench and two matching arm chairs of rolled steel with riveted construction. Circa 1900. Comfortable and and ample seating yet cool and modern. Imagine painted a bright green or a striking Caribbean orange! Bench 35"H. 45"W. Chairs 35"H. 25"W. SOLD

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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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PAIR CAST IRON GOTHIC PATTERN BENCHESPAIR CAST IRON GOTHIC PATTERN BENCHES
Date: late 19th or very early 20th c.
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Description: Pair of Gothic pattern cast iron garden benches or settees, painted black, late 19th or early 20th century. This design was originally patented in England in 1846 and was immediately copied by American foundries. Settees of this design have been used on the White House grounds since 1850 and it is often called the White House pattern today. 36 inches high, 47 inches wide and 20 inches deep.

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PASSION FLOWER BENCH CAST IRONPASSION FLOWER BENCH CAST IRON
Date: c. 1900
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Description: Beautiful antique cast iron garden bench in the rare Passion Flower pattern, circa 1900. This early botanical design originated in England and was registered in 1862 by the Coalbrookdale Company and was immediately copied by American foundries. Circa 1900. 32 inches high, 37 inches wide, and 22 1/2 inches deep.

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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. $650.

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WIRE  SETTEE OR BENCH,  19TH CENTURY VICTORIANWIRE 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 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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WIRE BENCH, 19TH CENTURY,  WITH CUSHIONWIRE BENCH, 19TH CENTURY, 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.

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WIRE GARDEN CHAIR, ANTIQUE, SINGLEWIRE GARDEN CHAIR, ANTIQUE, SINGLE
Date: late 19th century
Price: $295
Description: Single wire work garden chair with high back, scalloped apron on sides and decorated with centered medallions on bottom apron. Late 19th century. 35 inches high, 17 1/2 inches wide. $295. By the mid-nineteenth century, furniture makers took advantage of technological advance in the manufacture of metal and began using reinforced steel wire first to make fencing and then to make chairs and benches that could withstand all climate conditions and were thus ideal for outdoor use. And because they were portable they were widely used from lawns to porches to interiors. Catalogs of ironwork manufacturers from the second half of the 19th century featured elaborate wire chairs, plant stands, etc in their general line of garden furniture.

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WIRE GARDEN CHAIR, SINGLE, ANTIQUE WIRE GARDEN CHAIR, SINGLE, ANTIQUE
Date: late 19th century
Price: $295
Description: Single wire work garden chair with high back, shaped stretchers and curled feet. Late 19th century. 35 1/2 inches high 16 1/2 inches wide and 17 inches deep. $295. By the 19th century, furniture makers took advantage of technological advances in the manufacture of metal and began using reinforced steel wire first to make fencing and then to make elaborate and fancy chairs, benches, plant stands etc. that could withstand all climate conditions and were thus ideal for outdoor use. And because they were portable they were widely used from lawns to porches to interiors. Catalogs of ironwork manufacturers from the second half of the 19th century features all sorts of elaborate wire designs for plant stands, settees, bird cages and even cradles, all made of steel wire for interior and outdoor use.

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WIRE SETTEE OR BENCH, ANTIQUEWIRE 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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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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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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