19th Century French Renaissance Revival Hall Bench

2209-22394 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

42H x 56W x 17.5D; seat 18H

Location: Dallas


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 homes as visitors did not have phones or internet to notify friends and relatives that they were going to drop by!  This example features bold molded detail, and a finely carved panel across the entire seat back depicting foliates, birds eating grapes, and an urn filled with flowers.  The back consists of three panels with arched colonnades carved with foliates, and a lower panel that mimics the upper panel with the substitution of a cornucopia motif.  Armrests are carved with quatrefoil overlay, and are supported by turned urn forms, which are repeated in the front legs below the seat.  The apron of the seat repeats the carved embellishment of the seat back for a remarkable testament to the artisans who crafted this piece not only for comfort, but to impress all who entered the home!
Circa 1870s
Measures 42H x 56W x 17.5D; seat 18H