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BENCH, CAST ALUMINUM AND 2 CHAIRS, VINTAGE GOTHIC PATTERN BENCH, CAST ALUMINUM AND 2 CHAIRS, VINTAGE GOTHIC PATTERN
Date: mid 20th c.
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Description: Set of bench and two arm chairs, vintage early heavy 20th century cast aluminum in the Gothic pattern. This early 19th century design is often called the White House pattern, as it has decorated the White House grounds in cast iron since the 1850's. Bench 34"H. 43"W. 21"D. Chairs 34"H. 25 1/2"W.

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BENCH, LAUREL PATTERN, ALUMINUM, POWDER COATED WHITEBENCH, LAUREL PATTERN, ALUMINUM, POWDER COATED WHITE
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Laurel pattern aluminum garden bench, a design with large vertical leaf fronds with berries, curved back and bird head arms. This is an early 19th century English botanical pattern copied by American foundries. The design is also called Solomons Seal after the plant by that name. This bench is powder coated in white. Mid 20th century. 29"H. 41 1/2"W. 29"D.

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FERN BENCH AND CHAIR, CAST IRONFERN BENCH AND CHAIR, CAST IRON
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Fern pattern cast iron garden bench and one matching chair. Early 20th century. This set has been professionally cleaned and painted gloss black. The Fern pattern was one of the earliest naturalistic designs from the mid 19th century English Coalbrookdale foundry designers, and which was then copied by American foundries. This is a bold pattern of large fern fronds, perfect for any garden setting. Bench 45"W. Chair 24"W.

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FERN SET, SIX PIECE CAST IRON, ANTIQUEFERN SET, SIX PIECE CAST IRON, ANTIQUE
Date: very early 20th century
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Description: Six piece cast iron set in the Fern and Blackberry pattern, two wide 55 inch benches and four ample arm chairs, with curved shaped seats. Early 20th century. American. This botanical pattern was originally registered in 1870 in England by the Coalbrookdale Foundry and then copied by American foundries. The Fern pattern was one of the earliest naturalistic designs. Found in southern estate. Each piece of this set has been professionally cleaned and painted gloss black. Benches 33 inches high and 55 inches wide. Chairs 33 inches high and 24 inches wide.

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PASSION FLOWER ALUMINUM BENCH, MID 20TH C.PASSION FLOWER ALUMINUM BENCH, MID 20TH C.
Date: mid 20th c.
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Description: The Passion Flower pattern was registered in England by the Coalbrookdale Company in 1862 and was then copied by American foundries. It is a beautiful botanical curvilinear design depicting the Passion Flower vine. This heavy cast aluminum bench has a weathered surface with traces of white old white paint and dates mid 20th century. The arched back pierced with passion flowers and vines, has arm terminals of parrot heads over cabriole legs. 30 1/2"H and 39"W.

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PASSION FLOWER BENCH CAST IRONPASSION FLOWER BENCH CAST IRON
Date: mid 20th c.
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Description: Beautiful antique cast iron garden bench in the rare Passion Flower pattern. This early botanical design originated in England and was registered in 1862 by the Coalbrookdale Company and was then copied by American foundries. This seat of scrolling curved form with an arched back pierced with passion flowers and vines has end supports with parrot head terminals over cabriole legs. Early 20th century. 32 inches high, 37 inches wide, and 22 1/2 inches deep.

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SET OF TWO SCHINKEL BENCHES and TWO CHAIRSSET OF TWO SCHINKEL BENCHES and TWO CHAIRS
Date: Late 19th century early 20th C.
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Description: Rare set of two cast iron benches and two arm chairs after 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 Pompei and Herculaneum in the 18th century.The motif of the back panel is a scrolled lyre flanked by classical winged figures. Note the ram's head arm terminals and cloven hoofed feet. Late 19th or early 20th century. Benches: 31 1/2"H. 44"W. 19"D. Chairs: 31 1/2"H. 25 1/2"W. These pieces have been professionally cleaned and repainted. A cast iron chair in this design by Schinkel is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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TABLE, ROUND CAST IRON, ANTIQUETABLE, ROUND CAST IRON, ANTIQUE
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Cast iron round antique center table with openwork top, lower shelf, and on tripod legs. Profiles of women at tops of legs. Perfect to pair with a bench or seating in the garden. Professionally cleaned and painted gloss black. 27"H. 23 1/2"W.

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WIRE BENCH WITH ROLLED CURVED BACK, ANTIQUEWIRE BENCH WITH ROLLED CURVED BACK, 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.

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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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