A 19th century cast iron painted green outdoor bench. After a model that was made and patented in England in 1846 that was soon could be found at many U.S. foundaries. Jacqueline Kennedy purchased a bench in this pattern for the iconic "White House's Rose Garden" during her infamous garden redesign. This Rococo Revival Bench with reticulated seat back with gothic arches and a scrolling crest rail connecting C-scrolled stepped arms, elaborately pierced rectangular seat supported on cabriole legs decorated with acanthus leaves and S-scrolls, ending in scrolled feet.

 

*An identical bench can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art 19th century American Furniture and Other Decorative Arts no. 119 (see attached picture).

 

Style: Rococo Revival and Gothic Revival

Place of Origin: New York, USA

Period: Circa 1880

Dimensions: Height: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Width: 43.5 in. (110.49 cm)Depth: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Seat Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)

Condition: Excellent antique condition

Wear: Consistent with age

 

J Roberts Antiques
Chicago

Rococo Revival and Gothic Revival Cast Iron "White House Rose Garden Bench"

$3,000.00Price
  • Dimensions: Height: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Width: 43.5 in. (110.49 cm)Depth: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Seat Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)

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