Antique French Carved Oak Hall Bench Entry Pew Gothic Breton Renaissance Settle
Antique French Carved Oak Hall Bench Pew Gothic Breton Renaissance
~Direct from France~
~This gorgeous antique French hall bench has some of THE MOST intriguing carvings we have seen. It probably was commissioned by an aristocrat, and the carvings had specific meanings to the family.~
~Huge upper back panel is flanked by carved lion corbels with a full figure carved female warrior on the left side and male warrior on the right~
~Upper bench features top three panels, each having a different center medallion of a dimensional carved Breton face! Note the detailed carvings surrounding the faces, with more NINE more faces around each one!~
~The 3 panels below these have carved north wind face with foliage and flourishes. Sweeping solid arms on either side with large carved serpent arm rest !~
~Lower bench front has two center faced, carved serpent creatures~
~Large, attention commanding size, at 5.5 ft. height x 4.5 ft. length!!~
~Large storage area inside the bench~
~Solid oak, heavy and strong, well built by craftsmen of the period~
65”height (TALL) x 53.5” x 20”.
42” length between arms.
20” approx. seat height.
Interior storage, approx. 13”height x 47.5” x 16”.
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.
Please note this longer time period for white glove service; no refunds will be given because of the length of delivery time.
Good condition for its age, with normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches and imperfections. At some point in it’s life, thick wood reinforcement braces have been added on each side of the back, and on the inside of the lift top, providing stability for years to come!
I always provide multiple photos that should be considered as an integral part of the description and I encourage you to email with any questions prior to making a purchase. Please keep in mind antique furniture should be purchased for its uniqueness, higher quality material and craftsmanship and antique patina…NOT for like-new condition!
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