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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19th Century French Louis XVI Upholstered Bench

19th Century French Louis XVI Upholstered Bench features an unusual six legs with rounded ends making it much more ergonomic and sturdy than its contemporaries!  Hand-crafted from solid fruitwood, it features carved sculpture all around the apron and on each leg including laurel bundles, beading and acanthus leaf motifs.  Very recently upholstered in faux...
$1,495
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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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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...
$1,980
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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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18th Century French Gothic Trunk

18th Century French Gothic Trunk was hand-crafted from old-growth oak to last for generations and features a tailored expression of the Gothic style including a geometric pattern with foliate shapes on the front, below which appears a simpl scrolled apron.  The top opens to reveal capacious storage, and is hinged with hand-forged iron straps complementing...
$1,450
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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 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 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 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...
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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 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...
$4,980
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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 Three Piece Hall Bench Set with 2 Chairs

19th Century Three Piece Hall Bench Set with 2 Chairs is an amazing find!  The diminutive bench will fit in many places a full size bench simply won't, and the two matching side chairs provide a variety of placement opportunities to enrich your hallway or foyer.  Each has been hand-sculpted from dense, old-growth oak, and features wheat grain bordering...
$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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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...
$2,480
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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...
$2,480
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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...
$2,480
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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!...
$1,980
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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...
$5,780
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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...
$1,450
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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...
$1,980
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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...
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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...
$1,980
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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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Early 19th Century Country French Rustic Oak Trunk

Early 19th Century Country French Rustic Oak Trunk features charming hand-carved embellishment on the front, forged iron handles on the sides, and a ton of rural Country French charm perfect for using at the foot of the bed, as a coffee table, or under a window!  The carved adornment depicts intricate floral petal designs on each side, with a bouquet of...
$1,650
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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...
$2,450
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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
$686   $980
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18th Century Spanish Trunk

18th Century Spanish 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! Circa 1770s Measures 20H x 34.5W x 18D
$1,980
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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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Mid-Century Rustic Spanish Walnut Trunk

Mid-Century Rustic Spanish Walnut Trunk was fashioned from thick planks of wood to create the top, with the three sides comprised of heavy recessed chamfered panels in a solid framework.  A total of 28 pyramidal panels appear on the three sides, with the entire affair on skids that traverse the full depth of the piece.  Rustic wrought iron handles, hinges...

Hall Bench, Country French Louis XV ~ 19th Century

This elegant 19th Century Country French Hall Bench started out as a trunk, then was converted to a hall bench by capable and talented artisans some time during the latter years of the 1800s.  The Rococo inspired carving appears across the undulating archwork of t he seatback, as well as across the entire trunk section below.  Scrolled arms add a touch of...

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...

19th Century Italian Baroque Walnut Stool ~ Bench

19th Century Italian Baroque Walnut Stool ~ Bench features elegant lines, beautifully executed hand-carved detail, and a relatively recently upholstered seat that is quite easy to re-upholster in your coordinating fabric.  The elegant scrollwork of the frame is indicative of the talents of the woodcrafters, who created the basic scrolled shapes then...

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...

Antique Queen Anne Needlepoint Bench

Antique Queen Anne Needlepoint Bench features tailored lines with boldly scrolled legs and club feet, topped with hand-woven needlepoint for lasting, durable beauty.  The needlepoint was artfully knotted to depict a colorful floral and foliate display, with a lovely rose as the centerpiece.  Ideal at the foot of the bed, as a vanity bench or in the bath ~...

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...

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench

19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench represents one of the most unusual and incredibly crafted hall benches we've ever been lucky enough to offer!  Ideal for creating a focal point in an entryway or hall, it features bold flanking scrolled side sections which are connected with intricately pierce-carved gallery railing on top, and surrounding the amazing...

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...

Antique Rustic Swedish Garden Bench

Antique Rustic Swedish Garden Bench was hand-crafted using an intriguing design that provides an angled and more comfortable seatback that is reinforced by design with the uprights wedged between the seat slats and affixed to the bottom framework for wonderful sturdiness.  Slatted seat and back allow it to dry quickly after a rain.  The painted finish has...

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...

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,...

19th Century Rustic Renaissance Petite Trunk

19th Century Rustic Renaissance Petite Trunk is a charming little piece, perfect for the foot of the bed, in an alcove or niche, or perhaps against the wall under a low window.  Beautifully carved across the entire facade including the boldly scrolled base, it features a top that lifts up via hand-forged iron strap hinges to access a modicum of storage...

Petit 19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench

Petit 19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench features all the glorious attention to detail of the finest hall benches we've seen, but executed on a diminutive scale.  Sculpted from solid old-growth oak, its three panels on the seatback feature classic gothic arched structures with acanthus foliate embellishment, each framed by tiered spires.  Quatrefoils...

19th Century Italian Gothic Bench

19th Century Italian Gothic Bench is a stunning piece of work, showcasing ancient furniture making technique while at the same time exhibiting styling from the Gothic discipline, all rendered in solid old-growth oak!  The seatback is held in place with posts fully mortised into the bench seat formed from beveled planks.  The same seatback posts have been...

Antique Swedish Painted Trunk

Antique Swedish Painted Trunk was hand-crafted from solid pine planks, then given a charming multi-hued pastel painted finish which only adds to its charm!  Showing lots of character, one can only imagine how many different homes and owners it has seen.  The top lifts up to reveal a candle box, dating it to the days before electric lighting.  Handles on...

Louis Philippe Period Swiss Painted Coffee Table

Louis Philippe Period Swiss Painted Coffee Table is about as charming as it can be!  Painted a lovely green overall, with hand-painted floral patterns on the sides, front and top, it also commemorates what are apparently two birthdays, most probably children that blessed the family.  One was born in 1840 and the other in 1849.  The top features two rails...

Antique French Louis XV Needlepoint Banquette ~ Bench

Antique French Louis XV Needlepoint Banquette ~ Bench was sculpted from solid fruitwood, and given no less than six legs, each gracefully sculpted into a cabriole form with floral and foliate carvings, then interconnected with double lyre stretchers below, which in turn feature a carved rosette.  The legs support a subtly undulating apron carved with...

19th Century Country French Hall Bench with Carved Panels

19th Century Country French Hall Bench with Carved Panels is a remarkable example of the cabinetmaker's art!  Rendered from old-growth oak to last for centuries, it features raised & recessed panels on the trunk below, which has a seat that opens like a trunk to reveal copious storage.  Gracefully scrolled armrests and wingbacks lead the eye to the...

19th Century French Renaissance Hall Bench ~ Sofa Table

19th Century French Renaissance Hall Bench ~ Sofa Table is an intriguing and ingenious multi-purpose piece that will endear itself to your family's hearts!  In its Hall Bench configuration it will serve admirably to provide a little extra seating in the entryway, hall, stairwell landing, or anywhere else a relatively shallow seat will work.  With the seat...

19th Century French Renaissance Hall Bench

19th Century French Renaissance Hall Bench is a stunning work of art, rendered antique furniture by the sculptor from solid old growth white oak to last for centuries!  An impressive norseman's head appears in full relief centered on the seatback, surrounded and supported by exquisite renderings of floral and foliates that cascade down to the bold...

19th Century Swedish Painted Trunk

19th Century Swedish Painted Trunk is a charming testament to rural artisans and hand-crafted heirlooms!  Using Alpine conifer wood, the trunk was fashioned using strong dovetailed corners with a nice base molding at the bottom just above the four bun feet.  The hand-painted whimsical design on the facade steals the show, with wildflower and other floral...

19th Century French Directoire Banquette ~ Armbench

19th Century French Directoire Banquette ~ Armbench is an elegant way to provide an airy, timeless look with more than enough room for two.  Mohair upholstery is serviceable but best if replaced with your coordinating fabric.  The graceful lines of the framework include eight tapered legs, a tailored apron, and subtly scrolled armrests on each end that...

19th Century English Pub Bench

19th Century English Pub Bench is a rare find, indeed!  Finished in panels all around, it can even be placed in the middle of the room if so desired.  Seven panels with a raised linenfold outline appear on both the seatback and the front apron.  Rustic armrests and extended feet add a nice touch.  Imagine whiling away the hours with a pint at your...

Antique French Louis XIV Hand-Carved Armbench

Antique French Louis XIV Hand-Carved Armbench features amazing sculpted detail on all four sides!  Look carefully, because the centerpieces on the apron depict different musical instruments on each side ~ one the lute, the other a violin and recorders.  Four boldly scrolled legs carved with acanthus plumes on the shoulders lead the eye down to the...

19th Century Gothic Revival Church Pew ~ Bench

19th Century Gothic Revival Church Pew ~ Bench was hand-crafted by master artisans from dense, old-growth indigenous oak, and literally made to last for centuries!  The stripped finish creates a soft effect for your more casual decors.  The Gothic Revival that occurred during the mid-1800s saw a resurgence in appreciation for the timeless style,...

Swedish Bench ~ Sofa, 19th Century Neoclassical Painted

19th Century Neoclassical Painted Swedish Bench ~ Sofa is a delightful elegant piece with carved detail enhanced with the scraped original painted finish on all sides.  Turned spindles define the seatback that wraps around each side, with Greek coin motif carved into the bordering.  The lower apron pulls out from the front for an extra storage space!Circa...

Antique French Louis XVI Fruitwood Caned Armbench ~...

Antique French Louis XVI Fruitwood Caned Armbench ~ Vanity Bench is a delightful example of neoclassical styling combined with form and function to create the perfect lightweight armbench for use anywhere in the home, but ideal for the vanity.  Oval side arms are carved with spiral ribbon surrounding the caned inserts, with the same motif carved as molded...

Hall Bench, 19th Century Swedish Painted Pine

Hall Bench, 19th Century Swedish Painted Pine is a masterful rendition of the Gustavian flair that is so popular now worldwide.  This example boasts several layers of finish which have achieved a worn state that provides the epitome of the "shabby chic" look!  Neoclassical and Chinoiserie architecture combine to create the form.  Ideal for protected...