Victorian Cast iron Garden Bench

£1,645.00

A cast iron seat probably from the Falkirk Iron Works, as a very similar example is shown in their catalogue of circa 1875-80 under the heading ‘Seats, Royal Park pattern. This bench has been carefully restored and artistically painted with predominant colours of dark grey with splashes of red and yellow/gold to create a total one off. With overscroll and scrolled foliage cast iron bench ends hung with tassels, and supports and pierced with scrolling foliage, hung with tassels, his Victorian cast iron garden seat is fitted with oiled, seasoned English oak  with central strengthening.

Examples can be seen in London’s Kensington Gardens. This is the style of the bench depicted in the scene in the cartoon version of 101 Dalmatians where the two human characters first meet.

We have 2 benches available as a pair or sold singularly.

 

The Falkirk Foundry and Carron are one of the same. The Carron Company, set up on the banks of the River Carron, was established in Falkirk in 1759 and was one of the world’s first large-scale industrial manufacturers. Falkirk Iron Company, with its roots from The Carron Company, was incorporated in 1912 with the registration number SC008197, and went into liquidation in 1920. It was re-incorporated in 1920 with the registration number SC011294 and was dissolved in 1963.

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Dimensions 156 × 72 × 82 cm
Circa

Late 1800's

Origin

Scotland

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