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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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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 pattern, two wide 55 inch benches and four ample arm chairs, with curved shaped seats. Early 20th century. American. Found in southern estate. Each piece of this set has been professionally cleaned and painted gloss black. 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. Benches 33 inches high and 55 inches wide. Chairs 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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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. SOLD

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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 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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