French Louis XVI Style Caned and Carved Antique Window Bench or Foot Stool
Item # 130001ETR27
This is a beautiful French XVI Style Window Bench, possibly functioning dually as an antique foot stool. Probably crafted during the years of 1890-1910 during the height of the Rococo Revival period, it is a crisply executed piece. An overall breezy design, leveraging the play of the thin profile and tight formal lines against the bold and deep carvings along the hands and arms, it is a very successful presentation. The arms are molded, carved scales carefully layered along the top to culminate in carved acanthus handholds on all four corners, these are lifted on supports that flow in a single piece of wood from the handhold to the toe. Falling directly beneath each handhold is a floral display of bold and crisp execution, this flowing into a plain molded stile that squares at the frame, then turns and tapers in a stop-fluted leg terminating in a conical-ball foot. The apron is plain with the twisted ribbon molding wrapping around all sides, framing a tightly caned seat beneath a down-stuffed cushion (the cushion in poor condition).
This is a simply gorgeous little window bench, so useful in design scenarios throughout the home. Whether it is featured beneath a large window, between a pair of windows with a large work of art hanging on the wall above it, at the foot of a bed or in front of a Louis XVI Fauteuil as a foot stool, this is an incredibly flexible piece that will certainly be a staple of your ever changing decor. Crafted with precision, it is as strong and sturdy today as the day it was first purchased, and well cared for it will last beyond a lifetime.
Measurements: 25 1/2" wide x 15" deep x 25" high; seat is 18" high to top of cushion
Condition Report: Upholstered cushion is in poor condition with numerous stains and discolorations - it must be changed. Underside is more stained than the top. Down stuffed cushion. Minor dings and abrasions to the surfaces, including light chips to the carvings as expected in any antique piece, all of these well represented in the slideshow of pictures. Very strong, caning in excellent repair.
Item ID: 130001ETR27
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