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ANTIQUE 18THC FRENCH RUSTIC LONG SEAT/BENCH FROM A LOIRE VALLEY CHATEAU CHAPEL

ANTIQUE 18THC FRENCH RUSTIC LONG SEAT/BENCH FROM A LOIRE VALLEY CHATEAU CHAPEL
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Location: HUDDERSFIELD, West Yorkshire


Item Details

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  • Age: Pre-1800
  • Style: FRENCH
  • Product Type: LONG BENCH
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Material: BLACKENED OAK


THIS AMAZING SURVIVOR OF THE 18THC WAS HANDMADE IN FRANCE AND IS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN IN THE CHAPEL OF A CHATEAU IN THE LOIRE VALLEY JUST OUTSIDE SAUMUR SINCE 1792 OR BEFORE.IT WAS SITUATED IN THE ENTRANCE INSIDE THE MARBLE CHAPEL WHERE VISITORS COULD SIT TO WATCH THE SERVICE IN THE FAMILY CHURCH.AMAZINGLY THIS ISNT PERFECT DUE TO AGE BUT IS USEABLE AND SOLID AND CAN TAKE THREE PEOPLE SITTING ON IT HAPPILY!!!! BLACKENED OAK IS INDICATIVE OF EXTREME AGE AND THE PROVENANCE IS THERE TO SHOW THIS WAS IN THE FAMILY FROM THE TIME THEY MOVED TO THE CHATEAU IN 1792 SO THIS IS THAT AGE POSSIBLY OLDER.THIS ITEM ONLY CAME ONTO THE MARKET DUE TO THE LAST OWNER DYING WITH NO HEIR AND GIFTING THE ENTIRE CHATEAU AND CONTENTS TO A FRIEND WHO SOLD OFF THE CONTENTS SO THIS ITEM IS A RARE NEW TO THE MARKET STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CHATEAU CHAPEL .THIS ISNT FLASHY OR EMBELLISHED OR PERFECT OR PART OF A GRAND MOVEMENT IN FRANCE,ITS SIMPLE HAND MADE RUSTIC YET BEAUTIFUL AND STILL FUNCTIONAL AFTER SO MANY LONG YEARS !!!!!!!PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM IS STILL CURRENTLY IN FRANCE AND CAN BE DELIVERED ANYWHERE IN MAINLAND  ENGLAND AND WALES  FOR JUST £50 AND £70 IN MAINLAND SCOTLAND .PLEASE ALLOW UP TO A MONTH BUT THIS COULD JUST BE DAYS DEPENDING ON OUR NEXT TRIP TO FRANCE FROM THE UK (WE GO EVERY 2-3 WEEKS )PLEASE ASK FOR A MORE ACCURATE DELIVERY TIME BY MESSAGE AND WE WILL REPLY STRAIGHT AWAY.


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