A rare, very decorative oak hall bench,
beautiful carved after a design of Daniel Marot.
Interesting to see is, that the carved middle panel
with playing children is exactly after a design of:
Daniel Marot, ( 1661-1752 )
and this design is illustrated in the book about Daniel Marot
The bench still has the original old patination and
was never painted,
the bench dates from circa: 1715.
214cm long 135cm high 40cm deep
Ignatius van Logteren, Amsterdam, (1685 – 1732.)
Interesting to see is that at the front of a gentleman’s house
at the Herengracht 433 in Amsterdam two of exactly
the same Satyrmasks are carved out above the front door.
Ignatius van Logteren has done many facades and
interior designs and carved oak stair cases for houses in Amsterdam and many of them
after designs of: Daniel Marot.
Even more interesting is, to compare our bench
with the famous, large Dutch Delft blue
and white tiles, made for: Hampton Court,
( now in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.)
These tiles have exactly the same panel and subject with the playing children as on our bench.
We have never seen this subject somewhere else,
so it might be possible that there is a connection
between our hall bench and the blue and white tiles made for Hampton Court.