Bench

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1825-1845

GUSN

GUSN-11332

Description

The bench has a broad crest rail with a shaped top raised on ring rod turned stiles and central support over a second rectangular rail raised on turned spindles. It has a wide plank seat with a rounded front "swooping" arm rest on rod and ring turned support and two splindles. Eight thick rod and ring turned legs with box and stretchers. All painted green, the crest rail decorated a polychrome fruit motif and gilt across at the edges.

Details

Descriptive Terms

benches (furniture)
wood (plant material)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
Empire (style)
Pine
Wood
Turned
Painted
Fancy
Empire
Bench

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

35 1/2 x 72 x 22 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1681

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