19th Century French Neoclassical Painted Hand Carved Hall Bench

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66.5H x 36 x 19.5

Location: Dallas


This enchanting 19th Century Solid Oak French neoclassical hall bench has been lavished in bas-relief carvings of classical motifs favored by Louis XVI from the crown to the base. The seat opens trunk-like for storage. At some point one of the owners of this piece decided to paint it to lighten up its visual impact, and the paint has developed a splendid patina over the decades. In the true elegant neoclassical style sporting a tall back it has graceful and simple lines.

Circa 1890s.
Measures 66.5 x 36 x 19.5; seat height 19.5.