Exceptionally Long French Painted Louis XVI Style Bench
This bench is simply amazing! Crafted of pine with a reeded apron and eight reeded legs, it spans over 9 feet long and would make a superb addition to any long hallway, library or bedroom. Alternatively, it would be wonderful at a long dining table as seating for 6-8 people. The paint is original and reads pale blue with underpainting of white and flecks of green, and some smart artisan long ago has added iron supports to all the joints, so the bench is absolutely solid with no give or play. It features a burlap cover and does not need re-upholstering, although you may want to add your choice of fabric to the seat. Comfortable, but with a relatively firm seat, it will give you years of pleasure as a beautiful, utilitarian item.
France, CA 1860.
H: 21 in (53 cm) D: 20.5 in (52 cm) W: 115.5 in (293 cm)
Ref: FBE 1061