Antique Trunks and Benches

Indisputably the first cased furniture, the lowly Antique Trunk has evolved into a magnificent possession that is prized by families across the world. Some unnamed enterprising artisan added armrests and a seatback to the trunk, and voila, the antique hall bench was conceived!  Antique Furniture like this design can prove useful and attractive in any room of the home or office, including small nooks, hallways, entryways, and the now-popular "mud room".  Also ideal at the foot of the bed, or even as a coffee table, antique trunks and antique benches are so well established, we know they will still be a decorative and functional antique furniture choice for centuries to come!  View our entire selection at Inessa Stewart Antiques Online Wholesale Antique Furnituire Store ~ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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19th Century French Renaissance Trunk with Grape &...

19th Century French Renaissance Trunk with Grape & Wheat Harvest is a remarkable testament to an obviously talented sculptor who immortalized the three concepts of the grape & wheat harvest, also representing bread and wine, and finally representing the Last Supper.  Hand-crafted from old-growth oak to last for centuries! Circa 1860s...
$1,386   $1,980
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18th Century Rustic Oak Hall Bench

18th Century Rustic Oak Hall Bench features amazing flair, all executed by a stylish furniture maker who was emulating the scrolled Baroque lines so popular in the French & Italian courts for centuries. Circa 1790s Measures 39H x 94W x 29D - seat 22H
$1,386   $1,980
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Antique French Gothic Oak Hall Bench

Antique French Gothic Oak Hall Bench has been hand-carved and hand-crafted from old growth quarter-sawn oak to last for generations, and features a combination of linenfold panels with moorish arches and family crests for a timeless look.  Seat opens up trunk-like for storage. Circa early 1900s Measures 43H x 50W x 18.5D - seat 18H
$1,650   $2,750
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18th Century Italian Renaissance Trunk

Exuding a timeless Romanesque architecture, this stately 18th Century Italian Renaissance Trunk was hand-carved from solid walnut and was designed to last for generations!  Only the affluent could afford such a luxury, with artistic sculpting all around, indicating that this was destined for an elaborately fitted villa and enjoyed by the upper class in...
$3,980   $7,960
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19th Century Swedish Painted Trunk

This 19th Century Swedish Painted Trunk was decorated in a lively country fashion by Swedish artisans, and as functional as it is attractive, is perfect for adding color and storage space to a home.  Constructed of the locally available pine, its light weight made it easy to move about the home as needed.  Ideal for the foot of the bed, or as a coffee...
$649   $1,298
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18th Century Rustic Trunk

The ideal coffee table or seat (with storage!) at the foot of the bed, this Antique Rustic Trunk was built to last for centuries! Circa 1780s Measures 28H x 49.5W x 18D
$498   $995
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Pair 19th Century French Hand-Carved Louis XVI Painted...

Only the affluent would have such pieces, and only the most affluent would have a Pair of 19th Century French Hand-Carved Louis XVI Painted Vanity Benches, each meticulously and artfully hand-carved to perfection with neoclassical motifs, then situated on tapered and fluted legs, given caned seats for lightweight comfort, and finally painted ~ which over...
$1,710   $2,850
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19th Century French Gothic Two Sided Walnut Painted Trunk

19th Century French Gothic Walnut Two Sided Painted Trunk is the perfect choice as an end table, coffee table, or table in a guest room, as it serves double duty as a wonderful surface as well as a petite storage space!  A modicum of carving appears on two sides, with painted accents inside the carved areas that depict items of Religious...
$990   $1,650
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19th Century French Gothic Revival Trunk

Hand-crafted during the days of the revival of the style in 19th century Europe, this Antique Oak Gothic Trunk makes a great choice for the foot of the bed, hallway, or coffee table!Circa 1880sMeasures 26H x 53W x 20.5D
$1,295   $2,698
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Antique Stripped Oak Gothic Hamper

This Antique Stripped Oak Gothic Hamper is the perfect choice for the bathroom, foot of the bed, hallway, children's bedroom, or anywhere you need some interesting storage and an occasional place to sit!  Even makes a great kindling box next to the fireplace!Circa early 1900sMeasures 23H x 32W x 20.5D 
$870   $1,450
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Mid-Century Rustic Spanish Trunk

This Mid-Century Rustic Spanish Trunk comes complete with hand-hammered iron hinges and lockwork for an authentic reproduction of the 16th century trunks that were common in Spain at the time.  Hand-crafted from solid oak to last for generations, it has a wonderful Old World look!Circa 1960sMeasures 21.5H x 43W x 19D
$489   $698
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17th Century Spanish Rustic Trunk

17th Century Spanish Rustic Trunk ~ Hand-crafted in 1600th by able Spanish artisans in the rural area surrounding Barcelona, this Rustic Antique Spanish Trunk will make an ideal addition to your casual decor. 22.5H x 56W x 22D Circa 1680's.
$536   $975
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19th Century French Renaissance Hall Bench

This stunning 19th Century French Renaissance Hall Bench features no less than 15 different panel designed hand-carved into the seatback and front of the trunk below!  Gracefully scrolled armrests with acanthus leaf and rosette carvings provide comfortable seating, especially when one puts a cushion atop the trunk seat which lifts to reveal copious...
$2,934   $4,890
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19th Century Hand-Carved German Renaissance Hall Bench

19th Century Hand-Carved German Renaissance Hall Bench is a spectacular example of fine craftsmanship at the peak of its popularity during the Renaissance Revival of the mid-19th Century!  Family crests are immortalized in the wood, expertly and artfully carved in remarkable detail indicating the merging of two important families, with boldly carved...
$1,925   $2,750
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19th Century Country French Trunk

This fine Mid-19th Century Country French Trunk was crafted by the master artisans of the Lower Brittany region with a preference for the Renaissance style, and was created from indigenous old-growth quarter-sawn oak to last for centuries!Circa 1850sMeasures 23H x 55W x 23D 
$1,155   $1,650
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19th Century French Rococo Needlepoint Bench

19th Century French Rococo Needlepoint Bench makes the ideal choice as a vanity stool, a footrest, or just a spare seat in a guest room that takes up little floor space.  The hand-knotted needlepoint tapestry was designed not only to appeal from an artistic standpoint, but also to hold up for decade after decade of daily use, as is the case with...
$398   $498
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Early 19th Century Church Bench with Kneeler

As of this writing, SEVEN are available, sold EACH! Early 19th Century Church Bench with Kneeler was hand-hewn from solid old-growth oak, and was originally built for a quaint country church along the border of what is today's France and Belgium.Circa 1820sBench measures 18.5H x 51W x 14DKneeler measures 52W x 56W x 19D
$399   $798
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19th Century French Renaissance Trunk

19th Century French Renaissance Trunk carved with a likeness of the King and Queen and the Royal CrestCirca 1840sMeasures 30.5H x 49W x 24.5D
$593   $988
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Antique Gothic Trunk

Antique Gothic TrunkCirca early 1900s
$686   $980
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Antique Steamer Trunk ca. 1900

Back when ocean liners were the only way to travel between the continents, Antique Steamer Trunks like this example were made from pine and steel to protect one's belongings on the long voyage, especially from handling during loading and unloading of the ship.Circa 1900Measures 18H x 30W x 18D 
$299   $499
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19th Century Renaissance Oak Trunk

Perfect as a coffee table, at the foot of the bed, or behind the sofa, this very well-preserved 19th Century Oak Trunk was carved in the Renaissance style and features its original hand-forged iron strap hinges!Circa 1850sMeasures 21H x 53.5W x 19D
$1,155   $1,650
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19th Century Rustic Gothic Trunk

Perfect for storage, at the foot of the bed, or as a coffee table, this 19th Century Rustic Gothic Trunk was hand-made to last for generations!Circa 1840sMeasures 23H x 37W x 19D 
$909   $1,298
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19th Century Gothic Trunk

This 19th Century Gothic Trunk is a perfect example of the earliest form of case furniture, with carved detail on the frontispiece, and even carving on the top, which is somewhat unusual.  The top opens to reveal great storage underneath.Circa 1870sMeasures 23.5H x 49.5D x 20D 
$1,250   $2,500
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19th Century Country French Trunk

19th Century Country French Trunk was hand-crafted from solid indigenous oak, and features delightful floral patterns, including dogwood, carved into the front panels.  Great at the foot of the bed or as a coffee table!Circa 1870sMeasures 26H x 51W x 22.5D 
$588   $980
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19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench

As 19th Century French Gothic Hall Benches go, this is an unusual example!  Measuring over six feet ten inches high, it is barely three feet wide!  Spectacularly sculpted from the spires to the pierced crown to the seatback panels and the trunk base below, it represents the epitome of the Gothic style, considered the oldest official style from Western...
$4,690   $6,700
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Steamer Trunk ca. 1900

Steamer Trunk ca. 1900Measures 21H x 39W x 22D
$250   $499
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19th Century French Renaissance Hall Bench

This spectacular 19th Century French Renaissance Hall Bench is a true Feast for the Eyes!  Sculpted in extraordinary detail depicting scenery of a waterfront castle, its size indicates it was in a grand home, with a center seat section that opens to reveal trunk space, and room for three or even four to sit down!  Hand-crafted from solid old-growth...
$3,588   $5,980
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19th Century French Renaissance Hall Bench

This 19th century French Renaissance Hall Bench demonstrates a remarkable degree of sculpted wood from the seatback crown to the face of the trunk below, which opens up to reveal capacious storage. A majestic lion appears on the crown, overlooking an intricately carved seatback flanked by barley twist columns, which are repeated for the contoured armrest...
$2,400   $4,800
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Country French Needlepoint Bench

Country French Needlepoint Bench is great for relaxing the feet in style!Circa early 1900sMeasures 17H x 23.5W x 16.5D
$419   $598
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19th Century French Needlepoint Vanity Bench

This charming 19th Century French Needlepoint Vanity Bench features a colorful geometric pattern in the hand-knitted needlepoint tapestry covering, with carved framework below supported by turned legs.Circa 1890sMeasures 18H x 23W x 14D 
$399   $570
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19th Century Rustic Country French Hall Bench

Possibly created for a rural chapel, but ideal for a hallway or bench seat in front of a large window in a dining area, this charming 19th Century Rustic Country French Hall Bench features a rural je ne sais quoi that cannot be denied!Circa 1860sMeasures 43H x 50W x 19D - seat 18H 
$980   $1,960
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19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Painted Bench with...

Hand-crafted by talented Swedish artisans during the 19th Century, then given a Painted Finish with Gold Highlights, this charming 19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Sofa - Armbench is perfect for adding a light and airy look!  Featuring its original needlepoint tapestry upholstery, it will offer a wonderful Old World touch to any room.Circa 1880sMeasures...
$2,275   $3,250
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19th Century Gothic Low Buffet

Benchmade from solid old-growth oak, this handsome 19th Century Gothic Low Buffet is the size of a trunk yet has beautifully carved doors with forged iron strap hinges like a buffet!  The timeless style of the Gothic Revival appears across the facade, providing an excellent Old World look.  Perfect as a Sofa Table!Circa 1860sMeasures 29H x 43W x 18D 
$1,015   $1,450
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19th Century Hand-Carved French Gothic Trunk

This handsome 19th Century Hand-Carved French Gothic Trunk features its original hand-forged Wrought Iron strap hinges which allow the top to open revealing capacious storage!  Four Gothic panels in front contrast with the linenfold panels on each side, with a tailored architecture that make it a good choice for hallway, foot of the bed, or anywhere a...
$1,155   $1,650
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19th Century Italian Walnut Rococo Armbench

Ideal for the vanity or an area where a high seatback is not desirable, this 19th Century Italian Walnut Rococo Armbench features its original polychrome finish and mohair upholstery for a timeless, classic look!Circa 1880sMeasures 19.5H x 25.5W x 15.5D 
$699   $998
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18th Century Renaissance Trunk

Carved to perfection in the Renaissance manner, this impressive Antique Trunk features no less than five carved panels across the front, separated by turned half-columns, and two panels carved on each side! Greek-style bordering above and below adds visual interest. Note the lid is hinged a third of the way from the back, allowing one to open it and prop...
$2,291   $3,950
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19th Century Rustic Dutch Trunk

Hand-crafted from solid oak, this charming 19th Century Dutch Trunk features stylized floral and foliate motifs across the entire facade, with its original steel handles and keyguard and hinges.  Perfect for any room, especially as a coffee table or at the foot of the bed, such trunks have the distinction of being the very first examples of case furniture...
$692   $988
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19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench

This timeless 19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench features four unique hand-carved motifs on the seatback panels above which contrast with the consistent linenfold panels which appear on the trunk base below.  Castellated seatback crown and carved armrest supports add a nice touch, as do the linenfold panels on the sides making it ideal for sole...
$1,950   $3,250
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19th Century Gothic Trunk

Carved with magnificent Gothic motifs on each of three front panels, this 19th Century French Gothic Trunk, crafted from solid oak, is the perfect choice for virtually any room in the home or office!Circa 1890sMeasures 23H x 40.5W x 19.5D
$690   $985
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19th Century Country French Trunk

Crafted by the master artisans of the Lower Brittany region with a preference for the Renaissance style, this fine Mid-19th Century Country French Trunk was made from indigenous old-growth quarter-sawn oak to last for centuries!Circa 1850sMeasures 27H x 58.5W x 23D
$686   $980
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19th Century Gothic Trunk

This handsome 19th Century Gothic Trunk has some unique features that set it apart from the rest!  The carving on all three sides as well as the top represent the work of a master wood sculptor.  Small details like the quatrefoils inside the moorish arches, and tiny rosettes on the top corners are intriguing.  The top opens via hand-forged iron hinges to...
$1,250   $2,500
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19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench ca. 1850

Designed for the hall or entryway, such 19th Century Renaissance Hall Benches were finely hand-carved to impress any and all visitors.  Providing a seat for those who called on the home's owners in the days before being able to phone ahead, many like this example also sport a trunk underneath the seat for convenient storage!Circa 1850sMeasures 53.5H x 43W...
$1,188   $1,980
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Rustic Antique Country French Trunk ca. 1900

Ideal as an Antique Coffee Table, at the foot of the bed, or as an Antique Bench, this Rustic Antique Country French Trunk was hand-crafted from solid old-growth quarter-sawn oak to last for generations!Circa 1900-1910Measures 25.5H x 41.5W x 17.5D
$400   $799
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19th Century French Neoclassical Armbench ca. 1890

This 19th Century French Neoclassical Armbench is ideal for the more formal decor, and can work in the bath, bedroom or even by the fireplace.  Completely hand-crafted from select French walnut with a comfy upholstered seat.Circa 1890sMeasures 28H x 26W x 19D - seat 16H
$750   $1,250
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19th Century Country French Armbench ca. 1890

This 19th Century Country French Armbench is ideal for the casual decor, and can work in the bath, bedroom or even by the fireplace.  Completely hand-crafted from select French walnut with its original cane seat.Circa 1890sMeasures 28H x 24W x 13D - seat 16H
$449   $898
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19th Century Neoclassical Corner Chair ~ Armbench ca....

An intriguing variation on the basic armchair or vanity bench, this 19th Century Neoclassical Corner Chair ~ Armbench is perfect for stashing in, well, a corner!  Normally corners are wasted space, but with this design, can not only be utilized, but actually add to the visual appeal of the room.  Completely hand-crafted from select French walnut and...
$990   $1,650
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French Napoleon III Period Ebonized Piano Bench

crafted for use with piano and also perfect for the foot of the bed or along a wall, this French Napoleon III Period Piano Bench was carefully turned then ebonized and highlighted with subtle hand painted gold accents, then finally upholstered in lush velvet for a very opulent look!Circa 1870sMeasures 19H x 30W x 15.5D 
$480   $1,200
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18th Century Rustic Trunk ca. 1750

Ideal at the foot of the bed, behind the sofa, or as a coffee table that will start many an interesting conversation, this 18th Century Rustic Trunk was hand-crafted around 1750 from solid, old-growth white oak to last for centuries!Circa 1750Measures 21H x 52W x 20.5D
$479   $798
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18th Century Gothic Hand Carved Oak Trunk

Exquisitely hand-crafted from old-growth oak this timeless 19th Century Gothic Low Trunk was raised up a bit for easy access leaving room for a full witdth shelf.  Charming interior candle storage compartment harks back to the day when candles were the only source of light in the evening, and were held to be very precious possessions!Circa...
$1,946   $2,780
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18th Century Dutch Renaissance Painted Hall Bench

18th Century Dutch Renaissance Painted Hall Bench is a work of the wood sculptor's art! Highlighted in paint with gold finishing touches.Circa 1770sMeasures 43H x 82 W x 14.5 D ~ seat 19.5H
$9,858   $15,900
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19th Century Italian Renaissance Hall Bench

Grand 19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench from and Italian Villa in northern Italy. This decorative bench was handsomely hand carved with angels, dolphins and griffins in elaborate detail. The whole piece sits on adorable Renaissance style feet. Many grand details of this antique furniture make up this fine piece, truly a treasure of master work ~...
$4,788   $7,980
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Grand 19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench with Tapestry

This stunning Grand 19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench features its original Aubusson Tapestry seat cushion for a spectacular Old World look!  Carved lions atop the seatback posts lead the eye down to the classically-inspired architecture below, with turned spindles all across the seat back, creating a balluster effect.   Carved molding above and a...
$3,835   $5,900
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18th Century French Gothic Oak Trunk

This 18th Century French Gothic Trunk was produced for a loyalist, as evidenced by the crown carved into the center panel, with simplistic yet large rosette patterns on each side.  Such ornamentation would have aroused the ire of any Revolutionist, and examples such as this are rare due to the destruction that occurred during the French Revolution....
$840   $1,200
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Pair Mid-Century French Walnut Stools/Benches

Pair of French Walnut Mid-Century Stools/Benches are ideal for the livingroom, master bath or bedroom where a little symmetry is desired.Circa mid 1900sEach measures 21H x 23.5W x 11.5D - seat 19.5H 
$686   $980
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Rustic Italian Box/Trunk ca. 1900

Designed to hold various office accoutrements, this Antique Rustic Italian Box/Trunk still bears an inscription on the label in Italian on the bottom.  What a way to add a little charm to your desk, bookcase or anywhere in the home or office! Circa 1900 Measures 11H x 33W x 15D
$199   $398
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19th Century Country French Hall Bench

This charming 19th Century Country French Hall Bench features a spacious seat with armrests, plus carved embellishment depicting grape clusters and lavish foliates.  Slatted seat back and lower section provide unique visual appeal.  A "secret" storage area is accessed by sliding the carved panel below the seat to the side!Circa 1880sMeasures 38H x 54W x...
$1,988   $2,840
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19th Century Neoclassical Gilded Armbench

Fabulous and ideal for the vanity or dressing table, this Antique French Giltwood Louis XVI Armbench is ready to upholster in your favorite fabric or to stay as deconstracted lo!Circa 1890sMeasures 30H x 24.5W x 18D, seat 19H
$665   $950
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Early 19th Century Dutch Trunk

Antique Trunks are the first examples of case furniture, and this wonderful Dutch trunk, fashioned from old-growth white oak and hand-forged iron, is an excellent example dating to the early part of the 19th century.  Designed to hold personal possessions in the home, as well as serve as a container for transport, such trunks were sometimes elaborately...
$1,736   $2,480
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VIntage Louis XV Needlepoint Bench

Featuring a framework sculpted from select French walnut with no less than six graceful cabriole legs, this banquette has just the right amount of carvings to enhance the look, depicting floral and foliate motifs in the spirit of the Louis XV style. The needlepoint aubusson style tapestry upholstery, however, steals the show with a blend of floral...

Antique French Gothic Church Pew

Stretching almost eight and a half feet in width, this church pew was hewn from large timbers of old-growth French white oak to last for centuries! Classic Gothic styling in an understated tone graces each side, with a modicum of flourish and chamfered columns creating arches, topped with a simple scroll. Chamfered panels, framed with fine molding,...

Antique Italian Renaissance Walnut Hall Bench

An impressive six feet tall, this work of art will make any entryway an impressive one! Convenient storage under the seat, too! Circa 1880s. Measures 71.5 x 57 x 21; seat height 20.

19th Century Gothic Church Pew

19th Century Gothic Church PewCirca 1850s

Antique French Gothic Trunk

Exceptional Gothic styling carved into solid oak, with forged iron strap hinges. Circa 1830s. Measures 22H x 33.5W x 17D.

Vintage Renaissance Trunk

Hand-crafted from solid French red oak to last for generations, this handsome trunk will be just as comfortable as a rustic coffee table, at the foot of the bed, or as a great storage and seat option. Finely carved, stylized motifs from dragons to shells to foliates create wonderful visual interest. Circa early 1900s. Measures 24 x 39.5 x 19.

Antique French Louis XIII Armbench

Carved from solid French walnut, this Antique French Louis XIII Armbench includes the cushion as shown. Circa 1890's. Measures 26H x 25.5W x 15D; seat height 17 (with cushion).

Antique Brittany Hall Bench

Delightfully carved from solid oak by the master artisans of Brittany. Seat opens up like a trunk for storage. Circa 1880s. Measures 57.5H x 51W x 21D; seat height 19.5.

Antique French Gothic Hall Bench

Sculpted from old-growth French oak in a definitive representation of the timeless Gothic style, this Antique French Gothic Hall Bench also works well in libraries and masculine-oriented decors. Circa 1870s. Measures 59.5H x 51W x 19.5D; seat 19H.

Antique French Renaissance Hall Bench

This Antique French Renaissance Hall Bench features an abundance of hand-carved excellence packed into a relatively diminutive package, with storage under the seat! Circa 1850s. Measures 36H x 42W x 20D; seat 19H.

Antique Italian Renaissance Walnut Hall Bench

The perfect way to greet all who enter your home or business in fine Italian style, also great as a bench for any room, this Antique Italian Renaissance Walnut Hall Bench even has storage under the seat. Circa 1890s. Measures 53 x 57 x 19.5; seat height 19.

18th Century Hand Carved Swiss Trunk

A magnificent chest or marriage dowry trunk from Sweden was hand made around 1700's. Antique Swiss trunk was crafted in 18th century from old-growth Alpine oak and inscribed with a royal emblem and also makes a fascinating coffee table! Solid fine grained oak has an old finish has warm antique patina in extremely fine condition. Furniture wax and buffed...

Antique Flemish Renaissance Hall Bench

Rendered in solid old-growth oak and hand-carved to perfection! Seat opens like a trunk. Circa 1840s. Measures 64.5H x 42.5W x 23D; seat height 19.

Antique Rustic Trunk

This Antique Rustic Trunk features simplistic, almost Medieval carving on the facade, and represents the most basic form of case furniture, the ancestor to buffets and armoires that we enjoy today! Circa 1830s. Measures 28H x 52W x 20.5D

Antique Italian Renaissance Hall Bench

Hand-crafted from fine Italian walnut, this handsome hall bench features subtle Renaissance-inspired carvings including a lion's head on the center of the backrest, a symbol of kings! Elegant geometric designs and molding surround the entire affair, which includes a trunk under the seat that lifts up. Circa 1860s. Measures 63 x 65 x 25; seat height 21.

Gothic Hall Bench

Rendered from solid old-growth oak in the timeless Gothic style, this intriguing Antique Hall Bench features a simple display of four family crests beneath the trunk lid seat, perhaps representing the grandparents of the original owners.  Linenfold panels on the seatback are graced by a castellated crown adorned with stylized fully laden grapevine motif...

Small Gothic Trunk

One of the Smallest Antique Gothic Trunks we've been able to offer, this unique artifact was completely hand-made including the forged strap hinges that open the almost hamper-size trunk.  Beautiful Gothic carvings on the facade meant it was designed for an affluent home, no matter its diminutive size! Measures 24.5H x 26W x 16.5D Circa 1850s.

Gothic Hall Bench

Gothic Hall Bench Measures 36H x 46W x 17D, seat 17.5H Circa 1850.

17th Century Antique French Trunk-Buffet

At some point during the last 400 years this 17th century French Trunk was converted from a standard top lift to a door access similar to a low buffet, enabling its users to leave objects placed on top even when opening the piece.  Wonderfully hand-carved on three facades, its back shows the hand-hewn magnificence that makes this truly a remarkable and...

Oak Hand Carved Heraldic Dutch Trunk

Oak Hand Carved Heraldic Dutch Trunk ~ Perfect for adding an Old World touch without too much fussy carving, this diminutive Antique Dutch Trunk will fit almost anywhere!Circa 1860sMeasures 22H x 32W x 16D

Black Forest Trunk

Small enough to fit in almost any niche, this Antique Black Forest Trunk features a modicum of hand-carved detailing, and makes a great coffee table for a cozy seating group! Circa 1840sMeasures 20H x 25W x 17.5D

Pair Italian Renaissance Hall Benches

It is exceedingly rare to find a pair of Antique Italian Renaissance Hall Benches, and here they are! Carved by Italian master artisans from fine walnut, each is ready to provide symmetry to any room with an Old World elegance.  The number of motifs expressed in relief and bas relief carving is too numerous to mention here, but suffice to say art &...

19th Century Italian Gothic Hand Carved Walnut Trunk

Exhibiting a touch of Byzantine flair, this elaborately carved 19th Century Italian Gothic Carved Hand Carved Walnut Trunk has been completely relined inside with new cedar wood, making it ready to last another century or two!Circa 1870sMeasures 25.5H x 59W x 19D

Renaissance Walnut Trunk

Boasting perhaps some of the finest millwork we've seen in an An Italian Trunk, this superlative example is as impressive outside as it is inside.  Stamped by famous furniture maker Carlo Rosso of Torino, its craftsmanship is of the utmost quality!Circa early 1900sMeasures 26.5H x 59.5W x 21.5D

Italian Painted Hall Bench

This Antique Florentine Hall Bench is a great way to add panache to any hall or room! Provides great storage too...  The original painted finish has achieved a lovely patina over the decades, and it is finished otherwise only with subtle molded detailing.Circa 1890-1900.Measures 47H x 56.5W x 20.5D.

Gothic Petit Trunk

Hand-crafted from solid oak and carved with knights on each cornerpost, this diminutive Antique Gothic Petit Trunk is great for small spaces! Circa 1890 Measures 24H x 24.5W x 15D

19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench

Featuring an intricately carved seatback mated with a plank seat, plain arms and urn motifs on the legs, this Antique French Renaissance Hall Bench has a much lighter effect and impact than the typical hall bench. Circa 1860s Measures 44H x 50W x 18D, seat 21H

19th Century Neoclassical Hall Bench

This Antique French Louis XVI style Hall Bench has a much lighter effect and impact than the typical hall bench, with an intricately carved seatback mated with a plank seat, scrolled arms and tapered legs. Circa 1880s Measures 43.5H x 47W x 16D, seat 20H

19th Century Neoclassical Painted Hall Bench

This Antique French Louis XVI Hall Bench has a much lighter effect and impact than the typical hall bench, with a patinaed painted finish, and an intricately carved seatback mated with a plank seat, scrolled arms and tapered legs. Circa 1880s Measures 44.5H x 46.5W x 14D, seat 20.5H

Early 18th Century Rustic Walnut Trunk

The ideal coffee table or seat (with storage!) at the foot of the bed, this Antique French Rustic Walnut Trunk was built to last for many centuries! Circa 1730s Measures 22.5H x 56W x 22D

19th Century Gothic Hall Bench

A knight in armor and a maiden appear atop half-barley twist columns and under gothic spires on this amazing Antique Gothic Hall Bench, resplendent with moorish motifs on the seatback, under the armrests and across the trunk front. Seat lifts to reveal storage.Circa 1870sMeasures 60.5H x 51W x 19.5D, seat 19H

Early 18th Century Gothic Trunk

This Ancient Antique Trunk was hand-crafted by a determined rural artisan in the Gothic manner, and the corner joints were reinforced with hand-forged corner straps. The old hand-made lockwork is an interesting aspect and appears above the fleur de lys carving, a motif that would have been removed during the Revolution. Built from solid French walnut to...

19th Century Baroque Upholstered Bench

Featuring style that would have made Louis XIV proud, this handsome Antique French Baroque Bench was sculpted from solid oak, and features shell, lions' heads, acanthus plumes and cross hatching all rendered from the solid wood. Upholstery is easily replaced in your coordinating fabric.Circa 1870sMeasures 22H x 36W x 18D

18th Century Trunk

18th Century TrunkCirca 1790sMeasures 25.5H x 50W x 22D

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench

Sculpted from dense, old-growth quarter sawn oak, this stunning Mid-19th Century French Gothic Hall bench features four distinctively different carved panels on the high seatback.  Devoid of armrests, it gives a more open feel.  Fleurs de lys run across the top, with more carving on the trunk facade below.  The seat opens up for convenient storage. Circa...

Rustic 17th Century Spanish Trunk, 1680.

Rustic 17th Century Spanish TrunkCirca 1680sMeasures 24H x 64.5W x 21D

19th Century Renaissance Walnut Hall Bench

19th Century Renaissance Revival Walnut Hall BenchCirca 1870sMeasures 35H x 58.5W x 21D; seat 16H

18th Century Dutch Renaissance Trunk

18th Century Dutch Hand carved oak Renaissance TrunkCirca 1770sMeasures 24.5H x 47W x 20.5D

19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench

This particular 19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench features an incredible array of boldly carved and fashioned design and architectural motifs, much more than any other hall bench of this size we've seen!  Hand-crafted from solid old-growth oak, its styling represents more of an abstract form of the Renaissance, also known as High Renaissance which first...

Gothic Trunk

This Gothic Trunk continues the traditions of the first cased furniture with strap hinges on the upper lid and carving around three sides in the Gothic manner to include linenfold, knights, quatrefoils and moorish arches.  Crafted from solid oak to last for generations!Circa early 1900sMeasures 24H x 46W x 18.5D

18th Century Renaissance Trunk

The hand-carved detail on this 18th Century Renaissance Trunk is remarkable, and the makers chose to fit it with internal forged iron hinges and brass keyguards and lock mountings for added appeal.  Perfect in a hall, at the foot of the bed, or as a coffee table!Circa 1750sMeasures 24H x 46W x 23D

19th Century French Painted Louis XVI Armbench

19th Century French Painted Neoclassical Louis XVI Armbench ~ perfect for the vanity. Original paint and great patina.Circa 1880sMeasures 27.5H x 24W x 14D

19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench

19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench with arches and columns has a trunk under the seat as well!Circa 1860sMeasures 58H x 63.5W x 20.5D ~ seat 19H

19th Century French Walnut Renaissance Revival Bench

19th Century French Renaissance Revival Solid Walnut Hand-Carved Bench is an ideal choice of antique furniture for the foot of the bed in the bedroom, against the wall, hallway, by the fireplace or anywhere a convenient seat is needed in the living room or den!  Luxuriously hand-carved from finest French walnut, its graceful superb lines with columns,...

Pair 19th Century Gothic Church Pews

Pair 19th Century Walnut Gothic Church PewsCirca 1880sEach measures 42H x 54W x 20D ~ seat 18H

19th Century Stripped Oak Gothic Revival Hall Bench

This handsome stripped and weathered oak then given a clear wax finish, 19th Century Gothic Revival Hall Bench features lions with shields carved onto the tops of the seat-back corner-posts, and intricate geometric and grapevine motifs on the panels above and below. Functional trunk space lies under the seat! Gothic Revival was one of the most...

19th Century Rustic Trestle Bench

Hand-crafted from solid elmwood planks to last for centuries, this sturdy bench features a shimmed trestle and "X" frame legs for incredible stability, a design that has survived for millennia!  Perfect for under a window, at the breakfast table, the foot of the bed, or in a hallway, its rugged good looks are surpassed only by its sheer durability! Circa...

19th Century Brittany Renaissance Hall Bench

19th Century Brittany Renaissance Hall Bench was hand-carved from dense, old-growth indigenous white oak and features an unusual design in a departure from the more tailored and straight lines typical of the genre.  The high seatback is also unusual, as are the boldly scrolled armrests.  Of course, the seat is upholstered in a removable cushion that can...

19th Century Brittany Trunk

19th Century Brittany Trunk with delightful rural life scenes with a humanistic viewCirca 1880s

Louis XIV Walnut Armbench ca. 1850

19th century Louis XIV Walnut Armbench ca. 1850 25H x 30.5W x 17D - seat 17.5H

18th Century Grand Inlaid German Trunk

Hand-crafted on a Grand Scale for a Grand Home, this18th Century German Trunk has been inlaid with an intriguing pattern depicting lions and a very stylized fleur de lys.Exceedingly Rare and Unusual!Circa 1770sMeasures 29H x 68W x 25.5D

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench

Designed to accommodate visitors in the days before telephones, this handsome 19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench would be placed near the main entrance to provide seating for guests that had come to call. Featuring hand-carved gothic motifs, the seat lifts up to provide convenient storage, just like a trunk!Circa 1850sMeasures 50H x 47W x 21D - seat 23H

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench

This 19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench is a spectacular display of the sculptor's art, with every face above and below and on each sides carved with an amazing plethora of geometric designs framed by moorish arches.  Seat opens to reveal trunk storage underneath!Hand-crafted from old-growth oak to last for centuries!Circa 1850sMeasures 66.5H x 50W x...

English Monk's Bench

English Monk's BenchBench measures 38H x 34.5W x 17.5DTable measures 29.5H x 36W x 20D

19th Century Gothic Hall Bench

This stunning 19th Century Gothic Hall Bench features more style than typical benches from that period, all hand-sculpted from solid old-growth quarter-sawn white oak to last for centuries!  Combining symmetrical mirror-image panels above and below contrasting with the main seatback panels that are all unique.  Spiral fluting on the armrests and a knight...

19th Century French Renaissance Carved Walnut Armbench

This handsome 19th Century French Renaissance Carved Walnut Armbench will work equally well in the masculine or feminine decor, rendered from select French Walnut by a talented sculptor with lifelike motifs including transitional Baroque motifs such as scallop shell and a crest on the apron, but with decidedly Renaissance styling in the paw feet. ...

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench was hand-carved from solid old-growth oak to last for centuries, and features elaborate carved detail on each side, with a sturdy plank seat and paneled seatback.  Ideal as a bench seat for a breakfast nook, or in a hallway or seating group. Circa 1850s Measures 42H x 60W x 16D ~ seat 20H