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19th Century French Carved Wood and Upholstered Bench
Located in Chicago, IL
19th century French carved wood and upholstered bench Unusual French bench or daybed with gracefully curving front and straight back side. Newly upholstered and new cushion in white...
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Antique 19th Century French Benches

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of English 19th Century Upholstered Benches
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This fantastic pair of English mahogany benches, features more recent natural color woven upholstery and nailhead trim over finely turned legs. Available individually for $1,495.00.
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Antique 19th Century English Other Benches

Materials

Upholstery

  • Pair of English 19th Century Upholstered Benches
  • Pair of English 19th Century Upholstered Benches
  • Pair of English 19th Century Upholstered Benches
  • Pair of English 19th Century Upholstered Benches
H 18.13 in. W 45.75 in. D 19 in.
Pair of English 19th Century Upholstered Benches
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This fantastic pair of English mahogany benches, features more recent light cream color upholstery and nailhead trim over finely turned legs. Available individually for $1,495.00.
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Antique 19th Century English Other Benches

Materials

Upholstery

  • Pair of English 19th Century Upholstered Benches
  • Pair of English 19th Century Upholstered Benches
  • Pair of English 19th Century Upholstered Benches
  • Pair of English 19th Century Upholstered Benches
H 19 in. W 45.25 in. D 19.25 in.
19th Century French Upholstered Bench
Located in High Point, NC
19th century upholstered bench from France made from oak with newly upholstered seat and back. The frame is ornately hand carved and has shell and leaf patterns with hand carved scro...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Benches

Materials

Linen, Oak

  • 19th Century French Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century French Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century French Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century French Upholstered Bench
H 40.88 in. W 61.5 in. D 26 in.
19th Century English Upholstered Bench
Located in High Point, NC
19th century oak bench from England with a newly upholstered linen seat, finished with single welt decoration. The frame is made from oak, and has wonderfully hand turned barley twis...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Benches

Materials

Linen, Oak

  • 19th Century English Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Upholstered Bench
H 20.5 in. W 30.5 in. D 15.25 in.
19th Century Upholstered French Bench
Located in High Point, NC
19th century oak bench from France with a wonderfully hand carved beveled edge around a newly upholstered seat in linen. The frame is supported on hand turned barley twist legs which...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Benches

Materials

Linen, Oak

  • 19th Century Upholstered French Bench
  • 19th Century Upholstered French Bench
  • 19th Century Upholstered French Bench
  • 19th Century Upholstered French Bench
H 20.5 in. W 55 in. D 16.75 in.
19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
Located in High Point, NC
19th century English oak bench with newly upholstered seat in linen finished with a single welt. The frame is made from English oak and has lovely hand turned legs joined by hearty s...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Benches

Materials

Linen, Oak

  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
H 20 in. W 48 in. D 17.5 in.
19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
Located in High Point, NC
19th century oak bench from England with a newly upholstered seat in linen, finished with a single welt decoration, following down to exquisitely hand turned legs and matching stretc...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Benches

Materials

Linen, Oak

  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
H 17.5 in. W 29.25 in. D 18 in.
19th Century French Carved Wood and Upholstered Bench
Located in Chicago, IL
19th century French carved wood and upholstered bench Unusual French bench or daybed with gracefully curving front and straight back side. Newly upholstered and new cushion in white ...
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Antique 19th Century French Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wood

19th Century Italian Carved and Giltwood Upholstered Bench
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century Italian carved and giltwood bench. The piece is upholstered in a lovely fabric of light blue, orange and gold. Very nice carving and gilt on the base as well. ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Benches

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Carved Wood and Upholstered Bench
Located in Chicago, IL
19th century French carved wood and upholstered bench Unusual French bench or daybed with gracefully curving front and straight back side. Newly upholstered and new cushion in white...
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Antique 19th Century French Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wood

19th Century French Louis XV Style Upholstered Rococo Bench
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Stunning French rococo bench featuring high quality carvings with beautiful flowing acanthus leaves.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Early 19th Century Louis XV French Giltwood Upholstered Bench
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Early 19th century Louis XV French giltwood upholstered bench. Upholstered in silk damask. Great condition.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Benches

Materials

Giltwood

19th Century French Louis XVI Carved Painted Upholstered Bench
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in France circa 1880 and rectangular in shape, this long antique bench stands on six tapered and fluted legs decorated with rosette medallions at each shoulder, over a straig...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of English 19th Century George III Mahogany Upholstered Benches
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This fantastic pair of George III mahogany benches, circa 1820, is from England and features serpentine sides and finely turned legs. Newly upholstered in a white muslin with double-...
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Antique Early 19th Century Benches

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century English Persimmon Upholstered Oak Bench with Three Drawers
Located in Middleburg, VA
This unusual 19th century English upholstered bench is a stunner. Made of richly patinated oak with three drawers. Retaining the original brass hardware and four turned posts. Recent...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Brass

English 19th Century Upholstered Mahogany Vanity Bench with Two Side Armrests
Located in Santa Monica, CA
English 19th century mahogany vanity bench with two side arms and upholstered seat and armrests.
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Antique 19th Century English Benches

Materials

Mahogany, Fabric

19th Century English Ebonized and Upholstered Leather Bench from Masonic Lodge
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century English ebonized and upholstered leather bench from Masonic Lodge.
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Antique 19th Century English Benches

Materials

Wood, Leather

Italian Baroque Revival Upholstered Trunk/Bench Last Quarter of the 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Upholstered in a slightly faded red linen fabric, the hinged top opening to reveal a storage reservoir, the body of the trunk in an "accordion" shape.
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Antique Late 19th Century Benches

Materials

Upholstery

French Mid-19th Century Wooden Bench with Carved Back and Upholstered Seat
Located in Atlanta, GA
This French wooden bench from the mid-19th century features an exquisite slightly out-scrolled back with delicate carving marking the three seats. Two carved deer flank a central pea...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Benches

Materials

Wood, Muslin, Upholstery

Spanish Carved Walnut and Upholstered Bench, Second Half of the 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
The shaped top upholstered in off-white linen above a conforming frame with carved apron and cabriole legs.
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Antique 1860s Spanish Louis XV Benches

Antique French Upholstered Bench
Located in Dallas, TX
This bench originates from France circa 1890s. Upholstery in excellent condition and pastel in coloring. Measurements: 26" D x 39" H x 72" W Seat height 20" H.
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Antique 19th Century French Benches

Materials

Wood

  • Antique French Upholstered Bench
  • Antique French Upholstered Bench
  • Antique French Upholstered Bench
  • Antique French Upholstered Bench
H 39 in. W 72 in. D 26 in.
Parisian Aubusson Upholstered Bench
Located in Charleston, SC
Its Provenance is the "Palais du Roi de Rome" in Rambouillet (near Paris). Almost square shaped its frame and legs are in rosewood veneer on beechwood. Raised on four straight and s...
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Antique 19th Century French Other Benches

  • Parisian Aubusson Upholstered Bench
  • Parisian Aubusson Upholstered Bench
  • Parisian Aubusson Upholstered Bench
  • Parisian Aubusson Upholstered Bench
H 18.5 in. W 21.75 in. D 19.75 in.
French Walnut Upholstered Seat Long Beach from the Mid-19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stylish French walnut long bench with upholstered seat from the mid-19th century. This bench features four seat places marked by an elegantly carved, differentiated backrest, as if...
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Antique 19th Century French Benches

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

William IV Mahogany Upholstered Bench
Located in Montreal, QC
William IV mahogany carved twin handled bench or window seat raised on tapered turned and reeded legs on brass casters; the seat recently recovered. This stool can serve both as a w...
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Antique 19th Century English William IV Benches

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Mahogany, Fabric

  • William IV Mahogany Upholstered Bench
  • William IV Mahogany Upholstered Bench
  • William IV Mahogany Upholstered Bench
  • William IV Mahogany Upholstered Bench
H 24 in. W 44 in. D 13 in.
Antique French Walnut Upholstered Bench
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French walnut upholstered bench, circa 1890. Made in France.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Benches

Materials

Damask, Wood

  • Antique French Walnut Upholstered Bench
  • Antique French Walnut Upholstered Bench
  • Antique French Walnut Upholstered Bench
  • Antique French Walnut Upholstered Bench
H 19 in. W 38 in. D 17 in.
Louis XVI Style Upholstered Bench
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a very attractive and practical Louis XVI style cream painted and parcel gilt long rectangular bench with top fully padded cushion attached to upholstered seat and supported ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XIV Benches

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Louis XVI Style Upholstered Bench
  • Louis XVI Style Upholstered Bench
  • Louis XVI Style Upholstered Bench
  • Louis XVI Style Upholstered Bench
H 20.50 in. W 44 in. D 18 in.
English Georgian Style Low Upholstered Bench
Located in New York, NY
19th Century English Georgian style low mahogany bench with carved cabriole legs and a bargello needlepoint upholstered top.
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

  • English Georgian Style Low Upholstered Bench
  • English Georgian Style Low Upholstered Bench
  • English Georgian Style Low Upholstered Bench
  • English Georgian Style Low Upholstered Bench
H 12 in. W 34.5 in. D 13.3 in.
French Louis XV Beige Upholstered Bench
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th century) walnut square bench with beige upholstered seat.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • French Louis XV Beige Upholstered Bench
  • French Louis XV Beige Upholstered Bench
  • French Louis XV Beige Upholstered Bench
  • French Louis XV Beige Upholstered Bench
H 19 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
German Biedermeier Walnut and Green Upholstered Bench
Located in New York, NY
German Biedermeier walnut bench / daybed on tapered legs with open double lyre side arms and marquetry diamond design inlay with green upholstered seat cushion.
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Benches

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Walnut, Fabric

English Mahogany Upholstered Shell Knee Bench, Circa 1840
Located in Charleston, SC
English mahogany upholstered bench with carved shell knee and terminating on tapered legs with ball and claw feet. Bench is covered in white muslin. Mid 19th century
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Antique 19th Century British Chippendale Benches

English Mahogany Upholstered Shell Knee Bench, Circa 1840
Located in Charleston, SC
English mahogany upholstered bench with carved shell knee and terminating on tapered legs with pad feet. Bench is covered in white muslin. Mid 19th century
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Antique 19th Century British Queen Anne Benches

English Bamboo Upholstered Bench Seat from the Aesthetic Movement
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome English bamboo bench seat from the Aesthetic Movement period, featuring a slatted back and side of bamboo with a comfortable upholstered seat, on sturdy bamboo stretcher.
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Antique 19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Benches

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Wood, Bamboo, Upholstery

Pair of Austrian 1880s Biedermeier Style Upholstered Benches with Scrolled Arms
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Austrian Biedermeier style wooden benches from the late 19th century, with scrolling supports, saber legs and upholstery. Born in Austria during the later years of the 19th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Benches

Materials

Wood

Old English Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Style Oval Upholstered Seat Bench
Located in Charleston, SC
Fine old English carved mahogany Queen Anne style oval bench with vintage "cut velvet" upholstery on a slip-in seat. Wonderful hand carved shell motif on the knee of the cabriole leg.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Queen Anne Benches

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Mahogany

English, 1880s Oak Backless Bench with Out-Scrolled Arms and Upholstered Seat
Located in Atlanta, GA
This English oak backless bench from the late 19th century features two beautiful out-scrolled arms with carved motifs flanking a long rectangular upholstered seat. Paying great atte...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Benches

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Upholstery, Wood, Oak

French 1890s Backless Wooden Bench with Upholstered Seat and Hand-Carved Eagles
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French wooden bench with newly upholstered seat, hand-carved eagles and saber legs from the late 19th century. This delicate French bench features a rectangular seat with single cu...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Benches

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Upholstery, Wood

Victorian Mahogany Low Stool or Bench with Newly Upholstered Top, circa 1870
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very decorative English Victorian period, mahogany framed stool or bench with newly upholstered top, circa 1870. The size lends itself to many uses around the home. T...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Benches

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Fabric, Mahogany

Austrian 1850s Biedermeier Upholstered Stool with Out-Scrolled Arms and Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
This adorable Austrian Biedermeier walnut stool from the mid-19th century features high out-scrolled upholstered arms flanking an upholstered seat. The simple curvy lines of the uppe...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Benches

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Muslin, Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Pair of Unusual 19th Century Upholstered Mahogany Benches
Located in New York, NY
A pair of unusual 19th century upholstered mahogany benches.
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Antique 19th Century Stools

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Painted Gothic Continental Leather Upholstered Settle Bench
Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire
A unique 19th century Continental settle, featuring original folk hand painted leather inserts depicting large childlike floral motifs to each of the panels. This settle displays ela...
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Antique 19th Century European Settees

Materials

Upholstery

Swedish Neoclassical Style Upholstered Bench with Egyptian Revival Carvings
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish neoclassical style bench from the 19th century with upholstered seat. This antique bench from Sweden features a neoclassical design with Egyptian Revival carved arm posts, ...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Birch

Neoclassical Revival Swedish Painted and Carved Upholstered Bench, circa 1890
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Neoclassical Revival Swedish carved and painted bench from the late 19th century with scrolled open arms, fluted legs, floral motifs and new upholstery. This Swedish bench features...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Revival Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Wood

19th Century Upholstered Bench
Located in East Hampton, NY
English upholstered bench with arm and 6 black painted legs.....new white Belgian linen upholstery.....
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Antique Late 19th Century Benches

  • 19th Century Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century Upholstered Bench
H 27 in. W 68 in. D 19 in.
19th Century Upholstered Bench
Located in East Hampton, NY
A bench for the foot of a bed. Made for us in England with 19th century mahogany legs. Upholstered in muslin. Measures: 36".
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Antique 19th Century English Benches

Materials

Mahogany, Muslin

  • 19th Century Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century Upholstered Bench
H 19 in. W 36 in. D 16 in.
19th Century Upholstered Bench, France
Located in New York, NY
19th century French walnut bench Four column leg base with curved stretcher Decorative bronze ormalu's Recently reupholstered in vintage Belgian linen.
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Antique 19th Century French Benches

Materials

Walnut

  • 19th Century Upholstered Bench, France
  • 19th Century Upholstered Bench, France
  • 19th Century Upholstered Bench, France
  • 19th Century Upholstered Bench, France
H 15 in. W 47 in. D 15 in.
19th Century Mahogany Upholstered Bench
Located in New York, NY
19th century mahogany framed upholstered bench
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Antique 19th Century Benches

Materials

Mahogany

  • 19th Century Mahogany Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century Mahogany Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century Mahogany Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century Mahogany Upholstered Bench
H 19 in. W 39 in. D 17 in.
19th Century 72" Upholstered Bench
Located in East Hampton, NY
A six-legged bench for the foot of the bed made for us in England with 19th Century mahogany legs. Upholstered in muslin. Also available in a 36" length for $2,200, a 48" length fo...
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Antique 19th Century English Benches

Materials

Wood, Muslin

  • 19th Century 72" Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century 72" Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century 72" Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century 72" Upholstered Bench
H 19 in. W 72 in. D 16 in.
19th Century French Upholstered Bench
Located in Stamford, CT
French upholstered walnut bench with pad feet and a curved skirt, circa mid-19th century.  
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Antique 19th Century Benches

Materials

Walnut

  • 19th Century French Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century French Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century French Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century French Upholstered Bench
H 19 in. W 24 in. D 18 in.
19th Century 60" Upholstered Bench
Located in East Hampton, NY
A bench for the foot of a bed. Made for us in England with 19th Century mahogany legs and original casters. Upholstered in muslin.
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Antique 19th Century English Benches

Materials

Mahogany, Muslin

  • 19th Century 60" Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century 60" Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century 60" Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century 60" Upholstered Bench
H 18.5 in. W 48 in. D 16 in.
19th Century English Upholstered Bench
Located in East Hampton, NY
An upholstered bench made for us with 19th Century Mahogany legs perfect for the foot of a bed. Upholstered in white muslin.
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Antique 19th Century English Benches

Materials

Muslin, Mahogany

  • 19th Century English Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Upholstered Bench
H 18 in. W 72 in. D 16 in.
19th Century French Upholstered Bench
Located in High Point, NC
19th Century French turned oak bench with lovely shaped legs and stretchers and a newly upholstered top in linen.
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • 19th Century French Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century French Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century French Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century French Upholstered Bench
H 16.25 in. W 24.5 in. D 14.75 in.
English 19th Century Mahogany & Upholstered Bench
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A fabulous long antique mahogany bench with all new upholstery and nail head trim. 1870's
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Antique 19th Century Great Britain (UK) Benches

  • English 19th Century Mahogany & Upholstered Bench
  • English 19th Century Mahogany & Upholstered Bench
  • English 19th Century Mahogany & Upholstered Bench
  • English 19th Century Mahogany & Upholstered Bench
H 18.50 in. W 45.50 in. D 18.50 in.
Late 19th Century Upholstered Walnut Bench
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th Century upholstered walnut bench with polished apron on six modified cabriole legs
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Antique 19th Century Italian Benches

19th Century Italian Upholstered Gilt Bench
Located in East Hampton, NY
Fabulous 19th Century Italian gilt-wood bench beautifully upholstered in cut velvet. Seat Height 18"
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Antique 19th Century Benches

  • 19th Century Italian Upholstered Gilt Bench
  • 19th Century Italian Upholstered Gilt Bench
  • 19th Century Italian Upholstered Gilt Bench
  • 19th Century Italian Upholstered Gilt Bench
H 28.25 in. W 30.75 in. D 18 in.
19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
Located in High Point, NC
Late 19th Century English bench made from oak. The top has been newly upholstered in linen and finished with a single welt decoration. The legs are hand turned barley twist and are...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Benches

Materials

Linen, Oak

  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
H 18.5 in. W 48 in. D 12.75 in.
English 19th Century Upholstered Mahogany Bench
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A newly upholstered bench from the end of the 19th century, England. This long, mahogany bench is upholstered in a taupe-colored woven linen with natural fibers that is affixed to th...
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Antique 19th Century English Benches

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

19th Century English Upholstered Low Bench
Located in High Point, NC
19th century English oak turned bench with a newly upholstered seat in linen, finished with a single welt decoration. The frame has hand-turned legs and stretchers.
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Benches

Materials

Linen, Oak

  • 19th Century English Upholstered Low Bench
  • 19th Century English Upholstered Low Bench
  • 19th Century English Upholstered Low Bench
  • 19th Century English Upholstered Low Bench
H 14 in. W 39.88 in. D 11.88 in.
English 19th Century Upholstered Mahogany Bench
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A beautiful upholstered bench with wonderfully turned mahogany legs from England. Made at the end of the 19th century, this longer bench has been recently reupholstered in a natural ...
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Antique 19th Century English Benches

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

  • English 19th Century Upholstered Mahogany Bench
  • English 19th Century Upholstered Mahogany Bench
  • English 19th Century Upholstered Mahogany Bench
  • English 19th Century Upholstered Mahogany Bench
H 16.75 in. W 42.5 in. L 16.75 in.
19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
Located in High Point, NC
Late 19th Century English oak bench with paneled apron and hand turned legs and stretchers. The seat has been newly upholstered in linen.
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
  • 19th Century English Oak Upholstered Bench
H 21.25 in. W 44.13 in. D 15.38 in.
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19th Century Upholstered Benches For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of 19th century upholstered benches available for sale. Frequently made of wood, fabric and upholstery, all 19th century upholstered benches available were constructed with great care. 19th century upholstered benches have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Victorian, Louis XVI and Louis XV 19th century upholstered benches are consistently popular styles.

How Much are 19th Century Upholstered Benches?

19th century upholstered benches can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,984, while the lowest priced sells for $537 and the highest can go for as much as $63,704.

Finding the Right Benches for You

Don’t underestimate a good bench — benches are storage pieces, stylish accents and statement-making additional seating.

Today, benches are a great option to maximize seating in your house and outdoor space. The perfect option to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere in foyers and entryways, benches can also transform dining areas, making it possible to host a hungry family with limited space. Whether you’re sprucing up your entertaining with upholstered Empire-style benches or adding more options to a dining room that’s seen a farmhouse makeover, this humble furnishing has only become more versatile over the years. Designers have recognized the demand for a good bench, crafting the convenient seating alternative from a range of materials, including wood, iron and even concrete.

Mid-century modern benches from George Nakashima, Charlotte Perriand and the pared-down Platform bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller are classics of innovation, but maybe you’re looking for a more unique design approach to your home's seating. Opt for something totally outside the box — an antique pine church-pew bench paired with a vintage wool throw and stationed under the mounted coatrack in your mudroom is a distinctive touch.

For your outdoor oasis, a wrought-iron patio bench is the obvious choice but not the only option. An enclosed back patio would do well to inherit a rattan bench with cushions, but it can be susceptible to weathering and should be covered or moved indoors when not in use.

Whatever your seating arrangement needs are, find vintage, new and antique benches for every space on 1stDibs.