Authentic Early 1900's Fleur de Lis Cast Iron And Timber Garden Bench. This l ate Victorian or Edwardian garden bench is the finishing touch to any garden.
Estimated manufacturing around the turn of the century 1800's / 1900's, rather uniquely it looks fine alongside Art Nouveau. The Fleur de Lis design is long associated. With French Royalty and English Heraldry. Fleur-de-lis, (French: lily flower), also spelled fleur-de-lys, also called flower-de-luce, stylized emblem much used in ornamentation and particularly in heraldry, long associated with the French crown.
One legend identifies it as the lily given to Clovis, king of the Franks (466511) at his baptism. The lily was said to have sprung from the tears shed by Eve as she left Eden. From antiquity it has been the symbol of purity and was readily adopted by the church to associate the sanctity of Mary with events of special significance. Thus, when Pope Leo III in 800 crowned Charlemagne as emperor, he is reported to have presented him with a blue banner covered (semé) with golden fleurs-de-lis. Every care is taken restoring this bench with longevity in mind.The tanalised (preservative treatment) Norwegian Spruce timbers are thick in girth, were twice stained and brush coated in a smooth satin finish varnish twice also with extra on the end-grain. The wrought iron struts are original but the centre brace showed signs of rust and had to be replaced with a new one and like the iron ends are all painted in an satin finish exterior black paint. The screw timber fixings have been replaced with black domed-head coach bolts to give a studded effect.
Im happy to explain the difference between authentic antique and repro bench's, and what to watch out for, I'm personally not new to restoring period furniture benches so you can expect a high degree of care and experience has gone into making this bench ready to face the next 100+ years, hopefully without the world wars this time. So grab yourself a piece of history knowing the appeal and value of this bench will keep. If you're not happy Im not happy.The item "Victorian / Edwardian Cast Iron Garden Bench, New Treated Timber Slats Lon SE28" is in sale since Saturday, July 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural Antiques\Garden".
The seller is "diggerswetsock" and is located in Bexley, S. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.