We are very pleased to offer this elegant Eastlake vanity bench. The piece dates from the late Victorian era and remains in excellent condition.
Named for its pioneer, Charles Lock Eastlake, Eastlake-style furniture is typically characterized by a departure from the flamboyant, over-the-top design in favor of a more geometric style with modest curves.
This beautiful antique bench is rendered in solid walnut that bears a distinctive, rich finish.
The bench is held up by two trestle legs at each end, which are carved in such a way as to resemble two legs crossing.
This allows the bench to actually rest securely on four feet total.
As you can see, these side pieces are minimally ornamented with medium-relief carving and bear simple and elegant palmette designs.
The legs are braced by a turned rod stretcher which is beautifully decorated in and of itself.
You will notice that the square-block ornamentation at the center of the stretcher features a single medallion.
This medallion exhibits some wear and chipping, while three other medallions likely decorated the remaining sides of the block at one time.
Finally, the seat has been expertly reupholstered with decadent red and gold brocade which features narrow piping along the top and bottom edge.
You will notice only a few exposed screw-heads on the underside of the bench as well as some inactive worm-holes.
The piece has since been cleaned and is not structurally compromised.
There are some other visible scratches to the wood, though this delightful vanity bench remains in very excellent antique condition.
This is a beautiful bench that will add a touch of traditional and robust elegance to virtually any décor.
Measurements: Bench is 19 1/8" tall, 21" long and 10 1/4" wide, Cushion measures 4 1/8" tall Weight: 9 lbs.