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Antique English Limed Oak Joint Bench England circa 1890

The beautifully weathered surface of this antique English limed oak joint bench from England circa 1890 gives it a wonderfully appealing presence. This rectangular bench follows the same shape and construction method seen since the sixteenth century where sturdy benches like this were seen in every household. The bench serves as excellent additional seating in a room as well as providing a convenient place to set drinks, food and reading material as it is easily moved anywhere it is needed. Originally the bench was named a "joyned" stool because it is constructed of individual components and then "joyned" together to make a complete piece. Over time the word became shortened into first "joynt" and then the common modern usage and spelling of joint stool or bench. The different terms were important in the past because a wood "joiner" was a different profession from a cabinet maker. A joiner made furniture out of components that may or may not have been made in his own workshop whereas a cabinet maker constructed pieces from beginning to end using his own labour and designs. The four turned legs are set at a slight angle to the top and then joined by stretchers at the base and the apron beneath the seat. The simplicity of this antique Englsih bench is perfect for today's interiors where a streamlined approach is quite popular.

# 001TMCB106

DIMENSIONS

38.00" w x 12.50" d x 20.00" h

96.52cm w x 31.75cm d x 50.80cm h

$2,162.00

The beautifully weathered surface of this antique English limed oak joint bench circa 1890 gives it a wonderfully appealing presence. This rectangular bench follows the same shape and construction method seen since the sixteenth century where sturdy benches like this were seen in every household. The bench serves as excellent additional seating in a room as well as providing a convenient place to set drinks, food and reading material as it is easily moved anywhere it is needed. Originally the bench was named a "joyned" stool because it is constructed of individual components and then "joyned" together to make a complete piece. Over time the word became shortened into first "joynt" and then the common modern usage and spelling of joint stool or bench. The different terms were important in the past because a wood "joiner" was a different profession from a cabinet maker. A joiner made furniture out of components that may or may not have been made in his own workshop whereas a cabinet maker constructed pieces from beginning to end using his own labour and designs. The four turned legs are set at a slight angle to the top and then joined by stretchers at the base and the apron beneath the seat. The simplicity of this antique Englsih bench is perfect for today's interiors where a streamlined approach is quite popular.