Pair of 19th Century French Carved Limestone Benches with Lions Paw Feet

Pair of 19th Century French Carved Limestone Benches with Lions Paw Feet

It is rare to find quality carved stone benches these days, let alone a pair, and these are beauties. With flanged edges to the tops and decoratively-carved volute and lions’ paw supports to both sides, these are exceptional in all respects. The surface is stunning with a perfectly-weathered patina and they would be outstanding flanking the entrance to a garden or placed opposite each other in front of long beds. In overall excellent antique condition, they do have a few chips and knocks to the bases, commensurate with age and use, and one has a small scrape to the top of the seat incurred in shipping that will weather over very quickly when placed outside. Please note that the benches differ slightly in size, which is normal for hand-carved pieces of this age. Dimensions are as follows:

Bench #1: H: 18.75 in W: 62.38 in D: 15.63 in

Bench #2: H: 18 in W: 62.25 in D: 15.75 in

France, CA 1880

Price:  $13,000, the pair

Ref: FBE 1079

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