19th Century French Gothic Hall Bench

2106-13162 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

59H x 51W x 17.5D; seat 18.5H

Location: Dallas


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 set on a geometric molded background for a quintessential Gothic effect.  The same treatment is repeated on the trunk portion of the bench, with both the upper and lower tiers flanked by carved spiral half-columns on the corners.  Diamond panels with foliate carvings on the sides are elegantly crafted.  Look closely and you'll see the pegged mortise & tenon joinery.  The bench seat lifts up to provide storage as an added bonus!
Circa 1870s
Measures 59H x 51W x 17.5D; seat 18.5H