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Meetinghouse Bench

Meetinghouse Bench

Although the striking blue painted finish is most attractive to this bench, it resonates with exceptional construction features. The simple design elements are highlighted with a back rest that is slightly canted for comfort, a heavy rounded molding that caps the upper edge of the back rest and end supports,and a central leg mortised through the seat.

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Dimensions: H. 31 1/4", W. 86", D. 15 1/4"
Date / Circa: !840-60
Maker / Origin: Probably Pennsylvania
Medium: Pine retaining the original blue painted finish.
Miscellaneous: From the collection of Olde Hope Antiques, Inc. purchased over 20 years ago at the 'Heart of Country' Antiques Show in Nashville, Tennessee.

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