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ANTIQUE PAINTED BENCH (MID 1800'S)

ANTIQUE PAINTED BENCH (MID 1800'S)

ANTIQUE PAINTED BENCH (MID 1800'S)
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PAINTED BENCH (MID 1800'S)

            The terms water, wash and sitting are all used to describe this particular style bench, whatever term one chooses, its uses are too numerous to list.

Few pieces of furniture are as adaptable as the simple wooden bench. Called into service for countless home and garden chores, their slim design makes them easy to sit almost anywhere: at the end of a bed, as a coffee table, as a display spot for a collection of crocks, decoys, baskets, etc. or, just for extra seating when needed.

The wonderfully worn and weathered painted surface of this bench bears witness to a long dutiful life. The craftsman added flair with elaborately scrolled ends and half moon cut outs while not overlooking construction details. Ends mortised through top of bench and mitered back braces center to end for added strength and support.

Form function and great surface patina, a winning combination.
ANTIQUE UNPAINTED BENCH

ANTIQUE UNPAINTED BENCH

ANTIQUE UNPAINTED BENCH
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Bench (UNPAINTED) 

            A staple of raw American life.  Simple, functional, sturdy and straightforwardly practical.

Benches have adapted to a multitude of uses for centuries. It appears this bench was never painted, its natural surface having acquired a soft warm nut brown patina over the years.

Probably hand fashioned on the home place to endure daily use both indoors and out. The crafter utilized old pine boards and cut nails to construct this country classic. The half moon cut out ends plus the addition of a shaped 6 1/2” deep apron on each side provides a finished look to this early bench.

ANTIQUE NATURAL STORAGE RACK

ANTIQUE NATURAL STORAGE RACK

ANTIQUE NATURAL STORAGE RACK
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NATURAL STORAGE RACK 

Unusual – yes, but what is it?

            Quite frankly we don’t know the craftsman’s intended purpose but felt this unique piece had a feel of whimsy about it.  JUST A FUN PIECE!  The wood spindled design is quite simple lending itself to any décor from primitive to modern.  Perfect for magazines / newspapers or perhaps in the kitchen filled with cutting boards, trays, platters, etc.

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ANTIQUE BIRD BOX

ANTIQUE BIRD BOX

ANTIQUE BIRD BOX
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