Regency Slatted Oak Garden Bench

An early 19th century slatted garden bench with pierced back and over scrolled arms over elaborate stylised egg and dart frieze on tapering column legs capped with upturned Greek motif lotus flower carved details terminating in squared toes.

This bench has subtle yet clear stylistic aspects of the Greek revival championed in early 19th century England by Thomas Hope. Whilst it would never have been designed to be an important piece it's charming to think that considerable attention and thought has been spent in laying out the muscular form, softened by palm leaf carving on the central support and curved splats, similar to the favoured sabre leg of Regency chairs.
The vertical channelling seen in the arm and lightly mimicked in the curved back splats are identical to those seen in the x-frame "curule" chair on plate xx, numbers 3&4, in Household Furniture (fig. 79-1.)

English, circa 1820
H 84cm x W 160cm x D 55cm
H 33¼" x W 63¼" x D 21¾"
Regency Slatted Oak Garden Bench_0
Regency Slatted Oak Garden Bench_0 Regency Slatted Oak Garden Bench_1 Regency Slatted Oak Garden Bench_2


Copyright © 2021 Rose Uniacke. Website by Graphic Alliance