Almost antique wooden bench, original paint, France, 1930
You just have to love the French, someone in deep deep in the countryside fabricates a bench, anno 1920. And than this guy paints it, in 1920 in the exact colour that has been elected 'colour of the year' in 2019. Talking about visionary stylist.
Of course I know that is not what happened. This sweet bench was painted a bright or soft red in 1920. If your look carefully you can see traces of it. And after years and years of exposure to light and sun, this red has faded into just that shade of coral that is so very trendy anno 2019. But you must agree with me, it is a rather nice coincidence.
And do you know what is an other very handy feature of this little bench. (or a waste of a nice piece of antique, it is all just a matter of opinion). It seems there were pipes mounted in the wall where this bench was standing. So you can do either one of two things. First option is to place the bank in front of the pipes, so a bit from the wall. Or, and that is what this previous owner did, you get your saw from your toolbox and you create room for the pipes in the legs.
So if here you have it. An antique bench, that looks as if a shark took a bite from its legs.
Dimensions: h 51 cm, w 188 cm, d 29 cm.