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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.
wood (plant material)
turning (shaping process)
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
35 1/2 x 72 x 22 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little