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Antique French Solid Oak Louis XIV Long Bench France circa 1880

This antique French Louis XIV style long oak bench from France circa 1880 was originally constructed for the hallway of a chateau in the Tarn Valley of France where its clean lines complemented the early architecture. The bench has six legs all of square form reminiscent of those seen during the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715). Interestingly the bench's six legs are joined by a solid stretcher that possesses an "H" form shape between the centre legs while having a Y form at either end. The change in profile enhances the visual impact of the bench and focuses the eye both on the profile of the legs as well a the stretcher detail between the legs. As each leg is not only square in form but also has a slight taper as it descends to the floor there is a pleasing sense of proportion and balance that is quite pleasing as well as enhancing the extraordinary length of each bench. The pale colour and even grain of the oak timber has a rather contemporary effect complemented by the handsome geometric pattern of the fresh upholstery that brings to mind the powerful designs of the famous designer David Hicks.

# 0152VLA488

DIMENSIONS

118.50" w x 18.00" d x 22.00" h

300.99cm w x 45.72cm d x 55.88cm h

$5,366.00

This antique French long bench circa 1880 was originally constructed for the hallway of a chateau in the Tarn Valley of France where its clean lines complemented the early architecture. The bench has six legs all of square form reminiscent of those seen during the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715). Interestingly the bench's six legs are joined by a solid stretcher that possesses an H form shape between the centre legs while having a Y form at either end. The change in profile enhances the visual impact of the bench and focuses the eye both on the profile of the legs as well a the stretcher detail between the legs. As each leg is not only square in form but also has a slight taper as it descends to the floor there is a pleasing sense of proportion and balance that is quite pleasing as well as enhancing the extraordinary length of each bench. The pale colour and even grain of the oak timber has a rather contemporary effect complemented by the handsome geometric pattern of the fresh upholstery that brings to mind the powerful designs of the famous designer David Hicks.