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French Régence Style Bench, Custom Walnut Stain, Eight Cabriole Legs Joined by Curved Stretchers, Rush Seat, France

A French Régence style carved bench from France with a  hand wrapped rush seat. This attractive bench features the beautiful cabriole legs joined by stretchers that appeared during the early eighteenth century when Louis XV was too young to assume the throne of France and his mother and uncle ruled in his stead as Regents of France. The details to notice here on this bench include the four legs at the corners face outward at a forty-five degree angle while the inner two legs on each side face out at a straight angle as well as the interlocking pattern of the stretchers with open areas between the curved sections. While each of the legs end in a design taken from a seashell known as a "coquille" foot the top section of each leg has a similar but different carving depending on whether it is a corner leg or an inner leg. All eight of the legs are connected by an apron that supports the upholstered seat and between each of the legs is a beautiful carved design of a stylized scallop shell flanked by flourishes. The apron, legs and stretchers are further enhanced with the addition of a grooved channel that follows the profile and this deeply incised line captures the light and emphasizes the change in the surface quite effectively. The rush seat is attached to the frame with screws that may easily be removed to have an upholstered seat added instead of the rush seat. 

# RC128

DIMENSIONS

61.00" w x 16.00" d x 17.00" h

154.94cm w x 40.64cm d x 43.18cm h

$1,988.00

A Regence style carved bench from France with a  hand wrapped rush seat. This attractive bench features the beautiful cabriole legs joined by stretchers that appeared during the early eighteenth century when Louis XV was too young to assume the throne of France and his mother and uncle ruled in his stead as Regents of France. The details to notice here on this bench include the four legs at the corners face outward at a forty-five degree angle while the inner two legs on each side face out at a straight angle as well as the interlocking pattern of the stretchers with open areas between the curved sections. While each of the legs end in a design taken from a seashell known as a "coquille" foot the top section of each leg has a similar but different carving depending on whether it is a corner leg or an inner leg. All eight of the legs are connected by an apron that supports the upholstered seat and between each of the legs is a beautiful carved design of a stylized scallop shell flanked by flourishes. The apron, legs and stretchers are further enhanced with the addition of a grooved channel that follows the profile and this deeply incised line captures the light and emphasizes the change in the surface quite effectively. The rush seat is attached to the frame with screws that may easily be removed to have an upholstered seat added instead of the rush seat. $1988 each