French Hand-Carved Limestone Bench with Simple Supports
This lovely and simple bench is a marriage of a pair of hand-carved limestone supports from the mid-19th Century with a carved top from the 1930s. The top is slightly more yellow in color than the supports, especially in the rain, but we think it beautiful nonetheless. Perfect for a resting spot between two large shrubs or trees, this bench should be installed on stone footings underneath the supports to prevent moisture wicking and radial expansion during freeze-thaw cycles in cold climates. Overall condition is good, but there is a missing piece to one of the supports, 3 sides of the supports are unfinished and there are a few nicks to the top edges shown in the photos.
France, CA 1860 and 1930.
H: 19.25 in D: 17.32 in W: 53.94 in
Ref: FBE 1081