Wooden entryway back bench

Sep 08, 2020. 22:24 UTC
Wooden Entryway Back Bench
Michael
United States of America

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Description

Wooden entryway bench that has a spindle back and ornate wood carvings. The style looks Early American but don't know.The piece is very sturdy and in excellent condition. The front back area above the seat has the letters "L C P" carved into the wood. Don't know for sure but perhaps these are the initials of the person the bench was made for. Bench dimensions: 43”L x 22”D x 45”H. Seat height is 16.75”.

Provenance

Unknown

Answered within 34 minutes
Sep 08, 22:58 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$125 - $175 USD

Insurance Value

$300 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Michael,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Regency style mahogany hall bench
Probably English, late 19th/early 20th century
The flat crestrail incised-carved 'L.C.P.' flanked by turned urn finials on plinth supports centering a raised crest supported on 8 small turned baluster spindles, the back framing 8 larger turned baluster spindles, shaped arms over a rectangular seat with seat rail with applied decoration, on short squared legs ending in inverse tulip-form feet
45 inches overall height, 16 3/4 inches seat height, length 43 inches, depth, 22 inches
$125-175*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Michael rogers Sep 08, 23:50 UTC

When you say late 19th/early 20th century is this the time period when you estimate the piece was made? Thanks.

Delia Sep 09, 09:24 UTC

Yes, probably 1890-1910 or thereabouts. I could have been made as late as the 1930s, which ‘early 20th century includes as well.

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