This is a superb quality antique Victorian solid oak carved monks’ bench, circa 1880.
• Circa 1880
• Period Late Victorian
• Provenance England, UK
• Item Monks bench
• Wood Solid Oak
• Bacchus God of Wine carvings
• Carved table top (both sides)
• Hinged peg table top
• Acanthus leaf carved knuckles
• Lift up oak seat
• Floral carved panels to base
• Oak inset front & side panels
• Pegged construction
• Solid in joint
• Super quality
• Fantastic original colour & polish
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a superb quality antique Victorian solid oak carved monks’ bench, circa 1880. The monks’ bench features a peg hinge tabletop, which is carved on both sides. The tabletop can be adjusted to act as a backrest or a tabletop. Below, the back is attached to the base with solid reeded arms. The front of the arms are carved with acanthus leaves. The seat is hinged and reveals a useful large storage area below for shoes or boots. The central frame carving to the front of the bench below the seat depicts “Bacchus”, the Greek god of wine and fertility. Surrounding this are floral carvings. To the front and sides of the base there are pretty inset carved oak panels. The bench is built using peg construction.
This item features the original polish and patination which is why it boasts such a stunning deep rich golden oak colour.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway, dining room or kitchen. This item would certainly grace any home and a great investment, as they are an extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The item is in excellent condition and is commensurate with its age. The hinges to the seat are in excellent working order. The arms and back supports are solid in joint and do not wobble. This item features the original polish and patination, which is why it boasts such a stunning deep rich golden oak colour. Free of woodworm, solid in joint and ready to use.
External height (top raised) = 104cm or 41” or 3ft 5”
External height (top lowered) = 78cm or 30¾” or 2ft 6¾”
External width = 105cm or 41¾” or 3ft 5¼”
External depth = 47cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
Seat height = 48cm or 19” or 1ft 7”
Seat width = 80.5cm or 31¾” or 2ft 7¾”
Seat depth = 40cm or 15¾” or 1ft 3¾”
Arm height = 76.5cm or 30” or 2ft 6”
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