A Superb Quality Late Regency Period Mahogany Window Seat, Hall Bench, Having Well Figured Top With Turned Rolls To Each End, Raised On Elegant Bulbous Turned Legs With Attractive Reeded Decoration.
Hall benches from the 19th century often follow a fairly typical design, but can be found in an extremely wide variety of sizes, designs, qualities and periods. This is a good size and one of the earlier ones which can be found, dating from the late regency period, as opposed to later in the 19th century.
It is constructed from a very dense, very rich, high quality mahogany, which is why it has retained such a lovely colour. It also has quite elegant turned rolls to each end, these can often be unattractive and almost a bit of an afterthought, not so with this particular example however.
The legs which it is raised on are incredibly elegant. Quite an unusual bulbous type design, with elegant reeded decoration, mean the bench stands with real pride and importance.
Absolutely perfect for a huge variety of different spaces around the home, we would suggest underneath the window, along a narrow hallways wall, behind a settee, at the end of a bed and even as a narrow coffee table as just a small cross section of those potential uses.
The condition of the bench is very good, with no obvious aesthetic deficiency, or structural issues of any kind this piece is very much ready to place into immediate service. As with all items which we offer for sale it has been inspected in our workshops by our highly skilled, trained antique furniture restorers and received a natural wax polish in the traditional fashion.