Antique Benches and Trunks

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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Antique Country French Hall Bench in Stripped Oak

Antique Country French Hall Bench in Stripped Oak represents a whimsical approach to the revival of the Renaissance style, as interpreted by handy rural artisans using what today would be considered primitive tools.  Created from solid old-growth oak, it has been stripped using our proprietary non-petrochemical process that retains the natural beauty and...
$2,480
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19th Century French Renaissance Revival Hall Bench

19th Century French Renaissance Revival Hall Bench represents the essence of the form, combining a classically inspired carved detail and urn forms with the exuberance of the Renaissance to dress up your entryway or hallway!  Designed to allow guests to relax while waiting on a member of the household, such benches were required in all well-appointed...
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Antique Gothic Revival Carved Hall Bench

Antique Gothic Revival Carved Hall Bench was rendered from solid oak, and features timeless hand-carved motifs for your visual pleasure.  Foliates cross the top underneath a subtle castellation, with three boldly carved linenfold panels comprising the back, accented with foliate cornerpieces below.  The seat is solid oak planks and lifts up to reveal a...
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19th Century French Walnut Louis XIV Armbench

19th Century French Walnut Louis XIV Armbench is the perfect choice for the vanity, but also works well in a number of other uses throughout the home.  Gracefully scrolled framework includes legs with acanthus plume carving and cloven hoof feet supporting the upper section scrolled in the opposite direction, and carved with lamb's heads in full relief as...
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19th Century Rustic Country French Bench ~ Pew

19th Century Rustic Country French Bench ~ Pew is the perfect choice for breakfast seating against a large window, stairwell landings, hallways or anywhere minimalist yet charming accent seating is needed!  Crafted from old-growth white oak to last for centuries, it was assembled using time-honored techniques like pegged mortise & tenon joinery. ...
$1,890
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19th Century French Louis XVI Needlepoint Armbench ~...

19th Century French Louis XVI Needlepoint Armbench ~ Vanity Bench is a stunning example of the combination of master furniture crafters with tapestry weavers, in this case specialty weavers who utilized painstaking effort to create images with colored wool thread in both the needlepoint and petit point techniques to create depictions of three exquisite...
$1,980
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19th Century French Louis XIV Giltwood Vanity Bench...

19th Century French Louis XIV Giltwood Vanity Bench with Tapestry is a special find, indeed!  Sculpted in the bold scrollwork and prominent carved embellishment made popular during the reign of the Sun King, it features six elegantly scrolled and embellished cabriole legs, adorned with acanthus plumes, florals and escargots.  The legs are connected with...
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18th Century Country French Neoclassical Trunk ~...

18th Century Country French Neoclassical Trunk ~ Blanket Chest is a reminder of a bygone era in which none of the modern conveniences we take for granted had been invented or developed!  The trunk is considered the first cased furniture, and this example was designed to store large quantities of textiles and family keepsakes, including candles which were...
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Antique Rustic Country French Plank Bench

Antique Rustic Country French Plank Bench is the perfect choice for the rustic, rural decor!  Hand-crafted from thick, solid planks of old growth oak, it will last for generations.  Sturdy legs were hewn from the same wood, then doweled into the bottom of the plank bench top in a simple but effective demonstration of home-grown handiwork.  Ideal for the...

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench ~ Caquetoire

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench ~ Caquetoire is a celebration of the style, rendered from beautiful walnut and commanding a stately presence regardless of its diminutive size!  Such items were frequently designed as special seats for visiting dignitaries to the myriad of churches that are ubiquitous in France.  Bishops, esteemed clergymen and...
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18th Century Rustic Dutch Trunk

18th Century Rustic Dutch Trunk was fashioned from old-growth oak using nothing but hand tools by capable rural artisans.  The solid planks were joined together with traditional methods, then the top was formed with stabilizing rails on each side.  Two timbers act as skids below to protect the casework.  Classic and charming carved detail was applied to...
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19th Century Italian Hall Bench

19th Century Italian Hall Bench was sculpted from fine walnut, and features an elaborately scrolled design including a boldly arched seatback embellished with foliate scrollwork and centered with a stylized shell shield motif appearing over an opening framed in matching scrollwork.  The seatback flows to the scrolled armrests on each side, with matching...
$4,800
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19th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Vanity Stool...

19th Century French Louis XVI Giltwood Vanity Stool with Needlepoint is a superlative example of one of the many neoclassical revivals that continue to occur with regularity in the design world!  Finely crafted round seat frame includes beaded and egg & dart molding detail, interrupted by acanthus rosettes on the plinths to which the tapered and...
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Rustic 19th Century Bench

Rustic 19th Century Bench is perfect for adding casual character to a room, making a convenient place to sit in a hallway, next to the family's favorite entryway, or in front of a sunny window.Circa 1870sMeasures 19.5H x 56.5W x 10.5D

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench is a splendid example of the timeless style that originated in the middle of the 12th century in France!  Foliate plumes appear as spires atop the cornerposts, and in between is a castellated cornice that appears above four distinctly carved, unique yet complementary panels on the seatback.  The armrests are adorned...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Canape with Cane...

19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Canape with Cane & Cushion is an excellent choice for an intimate seating group!  The combination of neoclassical styling, timeless architecture, and caned seat and seat back produce a light weight, attractive piece you'll cherish for decades to come.  Spiral ribbon trim abounds encircling the entire seatback,...
$3,480
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19th Century Rustic Country French Bench ~ Pew

19th Century Rustic Country French Bench ~ Pew is the perfect choice for breakfast seating against a large window, stairwell landings, hallways or anywhere minimalist yet charming accent seating is needed!  Crafted from old-growth white oak to last for centuries, it was assembled using time-honored techniques like pegged mortise & tenon joinery. ...
$2,800
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19th Century Rustic Country French Bench ~ Pew

19th Century Rustic Country French Bench ~ Pew is the perfect choice for breakfast seating against a large window, stairwell landings, hallways or anywhere minimalist yet charming accent seating is needed!  Crafted from old-growth white oak to last for centuries, it was assembled using time-honored techniques like pegged mortise & tenon joinery. ...
$2,800
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Pair Rustic Dutch Oak Benches

Pair Rustic Dutch Oak Benches are the ideal choice for any casual decor, and can literally fit most anywhere!  Perfect for placement between a breakfast table and a panoramic window, they provide seating when needed without obstructing the view.  Hand-crafted from thick planks of old-growth oak, each has been reinforced with iron lag bolts with two...
$3,700
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Antique Italian Neoclassical Giltwood & Caned Vanity...

Antique Italian Neoclassical Giltwood & Caned Vanity Bench was designed to provide lightweight comfort and timeless classical style!  The kidney-shaped design can be flipped for different contours of vanities or counters, with a convex side opposing the concave side.  The caned top provides lightweight, breathable comfort, and is framed by large egg...
$2,780
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18th Century Rustic Dutch Trunk

18th Century Rustic Dutch Trunk is a great choice for a rustic coffee table, storage at the foot of the bed, or anywhere a little seat and some space is needed!  Note the charming fleur de lys motif on the key guard.  Built more like a strong box instead of a trunk, it features "L" shaped lugs that lock the piece down in the rear so that one couldn't gain...
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Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench

Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench was hand-crafted by able rural artisans using what we would today consider primitive tools, but it got the job done!  Full mortise & tenon joinery ensured the bench would last for decade after decade, especially since it was fashioned from solid planks of old growth elm wood.  Timeless "A" frame supports only...

Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench

Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench was hand-crafted by able rural artisans using what we would today consider primitive tools, but it got the job done!  Full mortise & tenon joinery ensured the bench would last for decade after decade, especially since it was fashioned from solid planks of old growth elm wood.  Timeless "A" frame supports only...

Rustic Swedish Painted Yellow Pine Bench

Rustic Swedish Painted Yellow Pine Bench is a great choice for the casual decor!  Side supports are solid planks secured to the seat via an apron on both sides, and diagonal cross-braces in the back.  Sporting a pastel blue / teal painted finish which shows delightful distressing and patina, it adds a nice color along with its character.  Ideal at the...

18th Century Country French Trunk

18th Century Country French Trunk is a marvelous reminder of the traditional craftsmanship so important to those living in the era, much to our distinct advantage in the 21st century!  Utilizing old-growth oak, the craftsmen fashioned the casework using hand-cut dovetail joints, then set about to carve the sides and front with large-scale Baroque-inspired...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Painted Trunk dated 1830

Early 19th Century Swedish Painted Trunk was dated 1830 to celebrate a birthday, and the initials of the honoree are painted on the left side of the front, with the date on the right, all surrounded by artistically rendered wreaths of roses and foliates!  Such trunks contained a lady's dowry and her prized possessions that she would bring into a...
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19th Century Swedish Painted Hall Bench

19th Century Swedish Painted Hall Bench is a charming piece perfect for hallways, stairwell landings, or cozy room settings.  The tailored lines create a rustic simplicity, which combined with the distressed painted finish only add to the allure.  The seat lifts up to reveal surprising storage space, as well.  Ideal for breakfast table seating, in front...
$2,980
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Antique Rustic Swedish Painted Bench

Antique Rustic Swedish Painted Bench is ideal for adding charm to your rustic or casual decor!  Ideal at the breakfast table, in front of a window, or just seating along a hallway or stairwell landing, it features sturdy, no-nonsense construction techniques, solid hardwood plank construction, and a distressed painted finish that reveals color changes...

19th Century Swedish Bench ~ Trundle Bed

19th Century Swedish Bench ~ Trundle Bed is a classic example of the continuing traditions of craftsmanship that came to the fore during the Gustavian period.  Utilizing native old-growth pine, the artisans crafted a tailored design with just a touch of flair in the four corners that comprise the supports for the design, having been cut with a subtle...
$3,700
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Antique British Colonial Trunk ~ Coffee Table

Antique British Colonial Trunk ~ Coffee Table will make a stunning choice for your casual decor!  Consisting of an old trunk casework, it has been fitted with new hinges and a new top making it perfect for use as a conversation-starting coffee table with storage!  The intriguing architecture of the original case is defined by metal strapwork and...
$2,600
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Rustic Garden Bench created with 18th Century Door

Rustic Garden Bench created with 18th Century Door will make the perfect addition to your outdoor entertaining space!  The weathered wood with a gray stain is comprised of planks affixed together with hand-forged carriage bolts.  The seat was designed around the old door, painstakingly designed with a rustic, timeless architecture that will provide...
$2,780
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17th Century French Louis XIII Period Petit Trunk

17th Century French Louis XIII Petit Trunk was obviously meant for a cozy nook, and features unadorned pyramidal panels and a surprising amount of storage inside!  Restorations have been expertly performed during the 19th century on the piece to extend its life for ages to come, making it an instant family heirloom!Circa 1690sMeasures 25H x 25.5W x 19D
$1,580
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Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench

Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench was hand-crafted by able rural artisans using what we would today consider primitive tools, but it got the job done!  Full mortise & tenon joinery ensured the bench would last for decade after decade, especially since it was fashioned from solid planks of old growth elm wood.  Timeless "A" frame supports only...

Rustic 19th Century French Garden Bench with Cast Iron...

Rustic 19th Century French Garden Bench with Cast Iron Legs was produced for a private garden, and the leg castings were designed to mimic the gnarly branches of the surrounding trees.  Two old oak planks serve as the seat and seatback, and the entire affair has seen many coats of paint over the decades, only adding to its intrinsic charm.Circa...
$2,400
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Rustic 18th Century Country French Trunk

Rustic 18th Century Country French Trunk was hand-crafted from solid old-growth oak to literally last for centuries!  The tailored lines of the plank and panel design provide sturdiness and clean good looks.  Ideal as a sofa table or even as a coffee table, the top lifts up to reveal cavernous storage, which was indispensable at the time of its making,...
$2,980
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19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench

19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench is a truly unique design that will surely captivate all who enter your home!  Meticulously hand-sculpted from solid old-growth sycamore, it features an unusual design that combines Italian flair with Teutonic architecture for an unforgettable effect.  The bold heraldic crest centered atop the seat back features an...
$3,980
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19th Century Italian Renaissance Hall Bench in Walnut

19th Century Italian Renaissance Hall Bench in Walnut is a truly magical expression of the sculptor's art!  The boldly arched crown is lavished with scrollwork and foliates, and overlooks the seat back lavished with gryffins, an heraldic crest and foliate rosettes.  Mythical beasts also appear on the armrests flanking the seat back carving, mounted to the...
$3,980
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19th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Armbench

19th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Armbench features a style a grace that date back thousands of years to ancient Greece and Rome!  Sculpted from solid indigenous walnut, it boasts a lyre-shaped framework with arched gallery across the seatback.  Exquisite acanthus plumes add an opulent touch.  Ready to upholster in your favorite fabric or leather!...
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Antique Rustic Chinese Bench

Antique Rustic Chinese Bench is a rural adaptation of a design that dates back to a millennium.  Thick, solid plank top is supported by leg timbers joined with full mortise & tenon joints on stretchers for added rigidity.  Corbels under the apron add a stylistic touch.  Perfect for the casual decor!Circa 1900Measures 20H x 67.5W x 11.5D
$1,490
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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 three concepts with the hand-carved magnificence of two works of art!  On the left appears a bold relief sculpture of grape harvest with a high-walled harvester's basket designed to carry on the back as one...
$2,495
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18th Century Rustic Country French Trunk

18th Century Rustic Country French Trunk features elaborate hand-carved detailing in solid old-growth oak on the facade, with a lid that opens up to reveal surprising storage!  Hand-crafted in the Alsace-Lorraine region, its style was influenced by multiple cultures, all completely hand-rendered.  Two hidden candle storage compartments indicate it was...
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Mid-Century Rustic Walnut 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

18th Century Dutch Hand Carved Stripped Oak Trunk

18th Century Dutch Hand Carved Stripped Oak Trunk was crafted by the master artisans with a preference for the Renaissance style, and was made from indigenous old-growth quarter-sawn oak to last for centuries!  Motifs include fishscale and rosettes with octagonal panels for intriguing visual interest.  Inside one can more fully appreciate the hand-forged...
$1,290
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19th Century Country French Trunk from Brittany

19th Century Country French Trunk from Brittany is an extraordinary example of the quaint yet masterful works that have been produced in that peninsula for centuries!  Inspired by the Renaissance, artisans embellished the entire facade, including the top and sides, with elaborate carved detail sculpted into the actual framework and panels of the piece. ...
$1,850
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19th Century Swedish Hand-Painted Trunk

19th Century Swedish Hand-Painted Trunk will make a charming selection as a coffee table, storage and a seat at the foot of the bed, or anywhere a rustic and whimsical family keepsake is needed!  Constructed of solid pine, it features copious storage inside, and a colorful decorative scheme on the facade in subtle earth tones.Circa 1880sMeasures 22H x...

18th Century Dutch Gothic Trunk

18th Century Dutch Gothic Trunk is a classic iteration of the timeless style that dates back to the 12th century!  This example, rendered from old-growth indigenous oak to last for centuries, was carefully hand-crafted from think planks then fitted with a hand-forged lockwork and finally carved across the front facade with superb geometric forms that are...
$1,280
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19th Century Swedish Painted Hall Bench ~ Trundle Bed

19th Century Swedish Painted Hall Bench ~ Trundle Bed is the perfect selection for the active family!  By day, a handsome, country style hall bench ~ by night, pull out the trundle, pop up the seat, and a mattress can be dropped in for overnight guests.  Handsome scrollwork is enhanced by the distressed painted finish for a rustic Gustavian effect.Circa...
$2,850
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Antique French Louis XV Painted Stool

Antique French Louis XV Painted Stool makes a great accent for any room, especially when paired with the vanity viewable in the Related Items below left.  Upholstery is in good condition but easily replaced with your coordinating fabric.  Two toned painted finish enhances the subtle carved detail. As of this writing a matching vanity/writing table is...

19th Century Italian Painted Bench with Angels

19th Century Italian Painted Bench with Angels features incredible hand-carved sculptures of angels on each end and at the middle, originally designed as a church pew for an opulent private chapel.  Distressed painted finish adds a pleasing touch. Circa 1880s Measures 36H x 94W x 23D
$6,900
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Rustic Country French Oak Bench ~ Stool

Rustic Country French Oak Bench ~ Stool is the perfect choice for the ranch house, lake house, mountain retreat or any casual decor!  Hand-hewn from solid oak! Circa turn-of-the-century. Measures 12.5H x 12W x 7.5D

Rustic Country French Oak Bench ~ Stool

Rustic Country French Oak Bench ~ Stool is the perfect choice for the ranch house, lake house, mountain retreat or any casual decor!  Hand-hewn from solid oak! Circa turn-of-the-century. Measures 11H x 13W x 6D

Antique Rustic Painted Bench

Antique Rustic Painted Bench is perfect for adding a provincial charm to any room! Circa turn-of-the-century. Measures 36H x 74W x 13D
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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
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Grand 19th Century Flemish Renaissance Hall Bench

Grand 19th Century Flemish Renaissance Hall Bench is a masterful creation by obviously very talented craftsmen, good enough to produce furniture for royalty!  Created on a larger scale than normal, it features a multi-tiered and convoluted crown molding presiding over the entire work.  The top tier under the crown represents a framework festooned with...

Antique French Gothic Trunk

Antique French Gothic Trunk makes an ideal choice as a coffee table, hall piece or at the foot of the bed.  Hand-forged iron strap hinges allow unrestricted access to the surprisingly capacious storage within.  Linenfold motifs grace each side, and the front is adorned with three panels hand-carved with geometric and naturalistic motifs, with stylized...

19th Century English Classical Hall Bench

19th Century English Classical Hall Bench is an ideal choice for a hallway, stairwell landing, or entryway!  The shallow depth ensures it will not intrude on the traffic flow, yet still provides an adequate surface for occasional seating.  The design is a study in contrast, with an elaborately carved seatback crown festooned with billowing foliates in...

Antique Italian Painted & Giltwood Prayer Bench ~ Prie...

Antique Italian Painted & Giltwood Prayer Bench ~ Prie Dieu is perfect for a private devotional area or for use in a wedding ceremony.   Ideal for placing in front of a window or used as a room divider, such architectural items have also been used for small balcony railings for interior overlook applications.  The design also lends itself to use as a...

Antique Italian Painted & Giltwood Prayer Bench ~ Prie...

Antique Italian Painted & Giltwood Prayer Bench ~ Prie Dieu is perfect for a private devotional area or for use in a wedding ceremony.   Ideal for placing in front of a window or used as a room divider, such architectural items have also been used for small balcony railings for interior overlook applications.  The design also lends itself to use as a...

Rustic Swedish Stripped Yellow Pine Bench

Rustic Swedish Stripped Yellow Pine Bench is a great choice for the casual decor!  Side supports are solid planks secured to the seat via an apron in front, and diagonal cross-braces in the back.  The natural beauty of the wood shines forth with the natural finish, emphasizing the handsome wood grain.  Ideal at the foot of the bed, in front of a large...

Antique English Colonial Trunk ~ Coffee Table

Antique English Colonial Trunk ~ Coffee Table will make a stunning choice for your casual decor!  Consisting of an old trunk casework, it has been fitted with new hinges and a new top making it perfect for use as a conversation-starting coffee table with storage!  The intriguing architecture of the original case creates a colonnade effect on one side,...

19th Century French Louis XVI Petite Banquette ~ Bench...

19th Century French Louis XVI Petite Banquette ~ Bench with Needlepoint is the ideal choice for the vanity or as a piano bench!  Meticulously hand-sculpted from sumptuous French walnut in the neoclassical style, it features beaded molding and a tailored apron punctuated by rectangular rosettes that appear atop the tapered, fluted and carved legs.  The...

19th Century French Walnut Gothic Trunk

19th Century French Walnut Gothic Trunk represents the epitome of hand-crafted excellence, in what experts agree is the oldest formal furniture style, dating back to the mid-12th century!  Sculpting the sumptuous French walnut into fascinating geometric patterns for each of 6 panels, the artisans then defined the panels in the front into sections...

Pair 19th Century Swedish Pine Benches

Pair 19th Century Swedish Pine Benches are perfect for a rustic look that literally transcends time!  Each seat was made from a single plank from a tall tree, supported by an apron all around that was contoured to resemble drapery trim, with turned knob finials on each corner.  Support is provided by a pair of double-column legs with crosspieces, each...

Antique Louis XIV Oak Hall Bench

Antique Louis XIV Oak Hall Bench is a magnificent example of hand-crafted excellence, creating stylish seating that also offers surprising storage!  The undulating seat back crown is centered with stylized shell and foliate motifs flanked by acanthus plumes and cross hatching, overlooking the seat back itself which re-imagines the same motifs in a...

19th Century French Gothic Bench and Rail ~ Ballustrade

19th Century French Gothic Bench and Rail ~ Ballustrade is a great choice to create a railing, define a specific area, or provide a long bench seat in front of a panoramic window!  Hand-crafted from solid oak to last for centuries, it features a simplistic yet extraordinarily sturdy bench that is paired with but can be used separately from the railing. ...

Rustic 19th Century Bench

Rustic 19th Century Bench is perfect for adding casual character to a room, making a convenient place to sit in a hallway, next to the family's favorite entryway, or in front of a sunny window.Circa 1870sMeasures 19.5H x 50.5W x 10.5D

18th Century Country French Oak Trunk in Stripped Oak

18th Century Country French Oak Trunk in Stripped Oak is a remarkable example of essentials during a bygone era!  Trunks were the first examples of cased furniture, and from that humble beginning, all other cased furniture designs evolved, such as buffets and armoires.  This example, rendered from solid old-growth oak, displays wonderful carved detail in...

Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench

Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench was hand-crafted by able rural artisans using what we would today consider primitive tools, but it got the job done!  Full mortise & tenon joinery ensured the bench would last for decade after decade, especially since it was fashioned from solid planks of old growth elm wood.  Timeless "A" frame supports only...

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench is an amazing find!  This relatively diminutive bench will fit in many places a full size bench simply won't, providing opportunities to enrich your hallway, foyer, or any special niche.  Hand-sculpted from dense, old-growth oak, it features wheat grain bordering all around, providing a framework for the geometric...

18th Century Country French Hall Bench

18th Century Country French Hall Bench represents the essence of rural craftsmanship at its finest!  Crafted on a diminutive scale, it's perfect for a niche, under a window, or behind the sofa.  Sculpted from solid old-growth French oak, it features gracefully scrolled armrests unusually carved with fern leaves.  The uprights above the seat and below are...

Early 19th Century Rustic French Renaissance Trunk

Early 19th Century Rustic French Renaissance Trunk was fashioned from thick planks of old-growth oak to last for centuries!  Two planks comprise the top which opens to reveal a compartment for candles, and lots of storage space.  The upper portion of the three facades features large repeating foliate motifs, but the main facade steals the show!  Greek...

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench is an exceptional example of the revival of the style during the mid-1800s!  Hand-sculpted from dense, old-growth elm wood, its design includes foliate finials atop rosettes that flank a gallery rail across the seat back top.  Four panels on the seat back exhibit two mirrored designs in a superlative naturalistic form...

Early 19th Century Hand-Crafted Rustic Swedish Painted...

Early 19th Century Hand-Crafted Rustic Swedish Painted Trunk is a charming relic of a bygone era when such pieces were used for transporting clothing and personal items over rough roads in horse-drawn carriages and carts.  Made sturdy by dovetailed construction reinforced by iron straps, just imagine how many stories it has to tell!  Perfect for the...

Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench

Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench was hand-crafted by able rural artisans using what we would today consider primitive tools, but it got the job done!  Full mortise & tenon joinery ensured the bench would last for decade after decade, especially since it was fashioned from solid planks of old growth elm wood.  Timeless "A" frame supports only...

Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench

Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench was hand-crafted by able rural artisans using what we would today consider primitive tools, but it got the job done!  Full mortise & tenon joinery ensured the bench would last for decade after decade, especially since it was fashioned from solid planks of old growth elm wood.  Timeless "A" frame supports only...

19th Century French Louis XVI Canape ~ Bench

19th Century French Louis XVI Canape ~ Bench is a charming seat that works in the casual or formal decor, depending upon what type of cushion you select for the seat!  Hand-sculpted from solid oak, it features a triple arched crown, three urn-shaped backsplats, neoclassical architecture and carved embellishments that include variations of rosettes and...

19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench

19th Century Renaissance Hall Bench is a truly unique work of the cabinetmaker's art!  Sublimely sculpted from the arched crown to the baseboard, it must be studied closely to be fully appreciated.  Using old-growth oak, the creators designed it to command attention from all who enter your home.  The boldly arched crown, centered with a full relief lion's...

Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench

Rustic 19th Century Country French Bench was hand-crafted by able rural artisans using what we would today consider primitive tools, but it got the job done!  Full mortise & tenon joinery ensured the bench would last for decade after decade, especially since it was fashioned from solid planks of old growth elm wood.  Timeless "A" frame supports only...

19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Armbench

19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Armbench features an amazing amount of artistry in a diminutive piece!  Utilizing only select, sumptuous French walnut, the artisans crafted naturalistic scrolls for the uprights, with each of four one piece sculpted with shell and acanthus leaf motifs, tipped with escargots.  The scrolled apron is adorned on all four...

Antique Rustic Bench

Antique Rustic Bench has seen its fair share of use over the past century and a half, but it's good to go for another generation at least!  Hand-hewn from solid planks of elm wood, it features a single plank top, and "A" frame support structure in the time-honored traditional craftsmanship handed down from father to son.Circa 1880sMeasures 21H x 45.5W x...

19th Century Swedish Rustic Bench with Distressed...

19th Century Swedish Rustic Bench with Distressed Painted Finish is ready to provide a casual charm to your room!  Sturdily constructed by hand from solid planks of old growth pine, it features plank legs connected to the underside of the seat with cross braces.  The white painted finish has all but worn off the top but vestiges remain on the sides and...

19th Century Country French Rustic Hall Bench

19th Century Country French Rustic Hall Bench was hand-crafted using time-honored techniques that produce furnishings that last for centuries!  Utilizing dense, old-growth oak, the bench was joined with mortise & tenons pegged for longevity.  Tailored turnings on the upright posts provide a little flair in the design, but it remains rustic and...

Antique French Louis XVI Gilded Caned Armbench

Antique French Louis XVI Gilded Caned Armbench is a charming piece, perfect for the vanity or drawing room!  Classical styling includes a design inspired by ancient Greek and Roman architecture with spiral ribbon fluting, and intaglio acanthus motifs.  The tapered and fluted legs provide elegant support, and contrast with the oval shapes of the armrests...

18th Century Country French Trunk

18th Century Country French Trunk is an excellent example of the first cased furniture from which all case furniture evolved!  This example, rendered by talented rural artisans from old-growth, seasoned oak, features dovetailed corner joints carefully sawn by hand.  A baseboard was thoughtfully included to protect the bottom edges, which are also lifted...

19th Century Country French Hall Bench

19th Century Country French Hall Bench is a masterpiece of the woodcarver's art!  The undulations of the arched seatback are framed with carved molded detail which provides a framework for the artistry of the relief carving that appears on the entire seatback itself.  Stylized shell, floral and foliates dominate the work, with cross-hatching and elegantly...

19th Century French Renaissance Hall Bench

19th Century French Renaissance Hall Bench was hand-crafted from solid oak, and features carved embellishments across every visible surface except the seat, which lifts up to reveal a trunk storage within!  Variations of foliate and fletching motifs dominate the carved themes, even on the corner posts.  A fan styling was designed into each of the two...

18th Century Doughbox (Petrin) Sofa Table ~ Sideboard

18th Century Doughbox (Petrin) Sofa Table ~ Sideboard is a marvelous artifact from a bygone era, before the days of the big box supermarkets and the ubiquitous convenience store.  Everyone then had to make their own bread daily, or they simply went without.  As such all families owned a doughbox which served triple duty~ to provide a surface to work and...

Antique Country French Vanity ~ Piano Bench

Antique Country French Vanity ~ Piano Bench is a graceful yet rustic example of the furniture maker's art, with four cabriole legs carved with acanthus plumes on the shoulders and feet providing support to the elegantly scrolled apron all around, with shell, floral and foliate carvings appearing on all four sides.  Hand-crafted from solid old-growth oak,...