Black Bear Bench

Rare small size Victorian walnut Black Forest bench.  It features a full figured bear at each end holding up the seat.  The bears are expertly carved with glass eyes, teeth and intricately carved feet and hands.  One hand of each holds up a center branch with two oak leaves.  The edge of the seat is carved.  This is a decorator’s dream.  It could be used to display dolls, plants or be used as a special seat in a child’s room.  A unique and fabulous piece of Black Forest art!   Circa:   Late 1800′s.   Dimensions:   23.5″ H   x   39″ W   x   14″ D.   Condition:   Excellent original finish and condition with rich patina.  The back is a bit lighter – probably due to a long period of sun exposure (see photo).  There is an age crack in the arm of one of the bears holding the seat (see photo).    Price:   $5860bfb1bfb9 bfb8 bfb7 bfb6 bfb5 bfb4 bfb3 bfb2