Antique Primitive Water Bench, Northern Europe 19th Century

SKU: TMIR000552
  • Antique Primitive Water Bench, Northern Europe 19th Century 


    A primitive antique water bench from Northern Europe in a particularly beautiful shade of green. This rather unique piece would have sat in the porch of a country farmhouse with pots holding water underneath, to give refreshment to those working in the yard, meaning there was no need to remove boots to go back into the house. Pigs, chicken and perhaps a goat would have been the traditional accompaniment to a piece such as this.


    The neat dimensions of this make it extremely versatile in a modern rustic setting, perhaps in a hallway, a bathroom or a bedroom. Wear is consistent with its rural use and age, yet it remains a sturdy and functional piece to perch on, with a space underneath for books, decorative pieces, blankets or towels.


    H95cm, H to seat 58cm, W99cm, D41cm



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