Double arched slat-back bench that has a rattan seat, a big storage area under the seat, and a seat cushion. The bench is very sturdy with some wear consistent with age and use. No damage to the wood or rattan. The 6 slats/spindles in the back are flat on the front side and round on the backside. Dimensions: 38”L x 18.5”D x 46.5”H. Seat height is 17”.
Acquired at an estate sale. History unknown.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A Jacobean style mahogany or walnut lift-top rush-seat bench
Probably English, early 20th century
The double-arched crest raised on tapering turned spindles, the lift-top with rush cover over a paneled case, all on a molded box base.
Height overall 46 1/2 inches; seat height 17 inches; length 38 inches, depth 18 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE: acquired at an estate sale
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.