Empire page’s bench around 1900,sold

Nr. 2107 |

Empire page’s bench
around 1900.

Germany

Upholstered seat and partially upholstered armrests. Light mahogany.

Decorated with small bronze rosettes – legs standing in sabots.

Height: 63 cm | Seat height: 47 cm | W: 84 cm | D: 37 cm

Empire page’s bench around 1900

An Empire Page’s bench is a piece of furniture typically designed in the Empire style of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is a padded bench with high side arms and a straight backrest, often adorned with carvings or inlays.

The name “Page’s bench” derives from the original use of the furniture, namely as a seat for pages or servants near the royal or throne room.

Over time, the Page’s bench became a popular piece of furniture in living areas and was often used as a seating option in reception rooms or libraries. This type of bench was often made of fine woods such as mahogany or walnut and adorned with intricate carvings and inlays. It was often equipped with a padded seat covered in high-quality fabric.

The Page’s bench was a symbol of wealth and elegance and was often found in the homes of the upper class. Nowadays, the Empire Page’s bench is a sought-after antique piece of furniture and can often be found in antique or vintage furniture stores or online.

It is still a popular piece of furniture in many modern interior styles and can be used as a seating option in the living room, hallway, or bedroom.

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