A wonderful Italian antique bench from a Palazzo in the region of Marche. The paint on the wooden antique bench (circa 1780) is original. These types of benches were found in entranceways to important villas and palazzos throughout Italy. Le Marche, the region situated below Venice, became known for its high quality but simpler painted furniture as many of the artisans of the time moved south.
Please note that in the photo gallery, which shows a pair of benches, that this bench is the bench in the background. It's mate, in the foreground of 2 of the gallery photos, is very similar but is slightly shorter (approx. 2"). This bench is very sturdy and suitable for sitting. There are places where the wood is worn and split (as would be expected) and the overall aesthetic is exceptional.
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