Folk Art Bench Jacobean Style 19thC

$550.00Price
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    This early bench smacks of the Jacobean style. It is either British or American and not quite so early as Jacobean!  It dates to the mid-19th century. The wood is folk painted with hunting scenes. It has stags, hounds and running huntsmen with guns, and there are also flowers and a lovely compass rose.  The front and both sides are painted. The carving is vivacious and the entire bench is the most charismatic piece we've had in a long time.

     

    Structurally in great condition. The paint is faded and worn. The top paint has flaking. We have not done a thing to this bench ~ no cleaning, no polishing. It is exactly as it was when we brought it home from the northern stretches of the Adirondack Mountains. A convenient, versatile size at 30" long, 14" deep and 16 1/2" high. And yes, we have sat on it. With confidence.