This form of wagon seat was popular throughout the 19th Century and was used in farm wagons and buggies, usually to get the whole family to church on Sundays. This one is 34 1/2" wide at the top and tapers inward to 29 3/4" at the feet. The sides are 24" tall and the seat is 20 1/2" from the ground. The shoe-feet are 20" long.
The seat is painted green with a geometric design on the sides of the legs in green, red, yellow and white. This paint decoration is rare to find, especially as the original surface. We believe this seat is from Pennsylvania and dates to the first half of the 19th Century.
The seat, legs and feet were originally joined with a combination of square (forged) nails and cut nails. Some of the joints had loosened and were previously repaired with 20th Century screws. We had those repaired areas professionally touched up.
Due to the bench's size, we will quote shipping costs with your interest. We do offer personal delivery within 100 miles of Philadelphia. We travel to New England regularly and will be happy to deliver to that area in conjunction with one of our trips.