This most unusual antique, 18th century bench was hand crafted by a very imaginative carpenter. This antique settle bench features a unique swinging door back and a box seat that opens to storage space. It displays some of old, painted details on carved designs. Note, also, the wonderful, hand forged iron hardware on the back and seat.
Hand carved on the back: Funcfer. Catharina Bergen. Anno 1742.
Mid 18th century
Width 62.5 Depth 17/22 (foot) Height 42.5 inches
Seat: Height 22 inches
Seat interior: Width 59.75 Depth 16 Height 22 inches