German neoclassical painted green cast iron garden set consisting of bench and two arm chairs. The backs inset with floral-filled classical urn flanked by festooning, downswept arms raised on c-scroll terminals connected with grilled rod seat supported on x-shaped legs joined by stretchers and terminating in foliate-cast hoof feet. The design of this leg would soon be setting trends with styles such as iconic German Barcelona Chair from the early 1920's.
*This late 19th century garden suite was inspired by an early 18th century arm chair designed for the Romans Baths by Prussian architect and artist Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1784-1841). The 1825 design was among the first to utilize the cast-iron process to produce furniture efficiently on a large-scale. Each identical side piece was forged as an entire unit, offering maximum stability with minimum materials.
Place of Origin: Germany
Period: Circa 1880
Dimensions: Height: 29.5 in. (74.93 cm)Width: 47 in. (119.38 cm)Depth: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
Condition: Excellent antique condition
Wear: Consistent with age
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