Attractive Victorian Sunday School Bench in Good Original Condition
A rather exciting find in the tiled lengthy hallway of a Victorian Sunday School in Cheshire. This bench oozes real charm and character. We are not great believers in over doing the refurbishment of pieces we find, hence this bench sits in its very original condition apart from a light clean and polish. The bench was purchased along with a small number of other benches of differing lengths from the very same Sunday school and we would think that they have sat there most of their lives, in the same spot!
It is the simple construction and humble appearance that makes this bench so attractive. Many church finds can be clumsy looking, weighty in appearance and awkward for home use. We would assume that it was village or country made, as were many for local churches and Sunday schools in the Victorian era. The age of the building puts this bench around c.1860 – it is so pleasing to find an item at source giving it some history and authenticity.
As mentioned earlier, we have chosen to leave the bench in its original condition and therefore it does show usage marks and wear in places, however it is firm – no wobbles – no major repairs and the paint finish is original rather than a fresher coat of more recent gloss. We are certain it would strip and polish up if you wish. We think this is a gem, nimble in appearance and of great appeal.
Dimensions – Overall: Height 82cm x Width 152cm x Depth 42cm Dimensions – Specifically the Seat: Height 43cm x Depth 27.5cm
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