This elaborate painted cast iron and wood bench from Western England was produced at the end of the 19th or beginning of the 20th century. The bench is based off the original model cast by the Coalbrookdale Foundry in the mid 1800’s. Coalbrookdale is known for leading the push into the Industrial Revolution by using alternative methods to produce iron as a raw material.
The details of the ironwork that comprise the arms, legs and feet of the bench are a strong focal point. The arm terminals are in the shape of dogs heads. Below the slatted wooden seat, the legs are formed from curved grapevines and coiled serpents that flow directly into paw feet. The surface of the iron is a dark green paint, with old layers of red and white revealed on parts of the arms and feet… the perfect worn patina!
Designed to fit three people, this attractive garden bench can be placed in an interior hallway, sunroom or outside.
CONDITION: Good overall condition, and solid. Back left foot re-welded. Slight age separation to some of the ends of the wood. Wear to paint commensurate to age and wear.