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  LONG PENNSYLVANIA WATER BENCH WITH HALF-MOON, BOOTJACK FEET AND PUTTY / OCHRE WHITE PAINTED SURFACE, CA 1870-80
Dimensions (inches): 19.5" tall x 72" long x 20.5" wide
Description:
This classic Pennsylvania water bench has hefty proportions and beautiful form. Excellent as a coffee table or for seating, the original painted surface is dry and untouched, in a color that one might call putty or ochre white. Made circa 1870-80, there is a single board top more than twenty inches wide, a skirt with pleasantly curved returns, and half-moon, bootjack feet. Sturdy splines keep the feet intact. The original construction is of cut nails, the lumber is five-quarter, and the piece is every bit as bold and sturdy as it appears.

Condition: Some round nails added for stability early on, probably in the 1890-1910 era. I carefully beveled the splines at each end to improve the flow of the design.
   
Primary Color: putty, ochre white
Earliest Date: 1870
Latest Date: 1890
For Sale Status: Available
Price $2,300
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