17th century baroque bench- SOLD

A cousin in construction to early joint stools is this oak baroque 17th century bench with a very old worn reddish leather cover. The leather is attached to the rim of the bench frame with brass headed tacks. The legs have a bold splay  for bracing. The baroque turnings have muscular block and ring turnings joined by heavy molded edge stretchers. Old repairs will always be found on these early examples giving evidence to their age and use. Also, the centuries (about 300 hundred years) have given the side rails a slightly swayed shape.
The height might make it your favorite coffee table or it might be used at the foot of the bed. British, h. 17″, w. 51″, d. 16″ . $1200.