19th century French Canopy Hall Bench Large Renaissance Cathedral Carved Oak
19th century French Canopy Hall Bench Large Renaissance Cathedral Carved Oak .
Direct from a cathedral in Antwerp, this superb, highly carved canopied bench is fit for a castle, with a massive 7 ft. height and 6 ft. length!
Exquisite hand carvings, with an upper, full length paneled canopy top featuring center twin cornucopia “horns of plenty” with carved fruits and foliage, flanked on either side by carved horse/serpents and urns filled with fruits on the corners.
Three large, recessed panels comprise the back, each having an elaborate, raised carved crown above floral and foliate designs that continue the entire length of the panels.
The lower front has similar carvings with medallion centers, and dimensional creatures on either side.
Thick, custom cushion for the large seating area, which lifts to reveal interior storage the entire length of the bench.
The upper crown/canopy is supported by turned baluster columns on each side.
Quality throughout, gorgeous dark aged patina; well built by craftsmen of the period, circa 1860. We’re honored to offer this unique antique, originally from a cathedral in Antwerp. What a special opportunity to purchase a genuine heirloom for your family, to enjoy now and for generations to come!
Measurements: 84.25” ht. (7 ft. tall). x 75” (over 6 ft. length) x 32”.
17.5” seat height.
63” x 27.5” approx. flat seating area.
11” ht. x 62” x 27” approx interior storage.
NOTE: All of our antiques are direct from Europe. I personally select each item for the quality, design and unique characteristics that you will always find in our distinctive inventory at Geaux Vintage Antiques. …” with all that, why ‘Geaux’ anywhere else?” …
Condition: Good condition for its age, normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches, imperfections. Included multiple photos should be considered as an integral part of the description.
Shipping: Due to the larger size, this item requires freight service. White glove service, fully insured, FOB Shreveport, delivered and placed inside your home (first floor only). Typically, 5-7 weeks, depending on your location. Free pick-up is also available at our location in Shreveport, LA.
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