A French Régence style carved wooden bench with upholstered seat and cross stretcher from the early 20th century. This French bench features a rectangular upholstered seat with chamfered corners, covered in double welt muslin, over a beautifully carved skirt. This scalloped skirt is adorned with exquisite foliage motifs, echoed on the knees. The bench is raised on six cabriole legs resting on tall scrolled feet. The eye is immediately drawn to the double X-form cross stretcher, joining the legs to one another. The combination of the cross stretcher and cabriole legs reflects the inspiration of the Régence period in France, which saw the transition between the reign of Louis XIV to the young Louis XV. The lovely patina, dark color of the wood and skillful carving make this French wooden bench circa 1900-1920 a wonderful choice for any room, perhaps in a living room or bedroom.
41″W x 17.5″D x 20″H