Rare and Beautiful Oak Metamorphic Monks Bench and Table c. A beautiful late 17th/early 18th century oak monk’s bench with box seat storage with leaf carved terminals to the arms and feet. The cleated four plank table top with iron riveted original oak brackets beneath which allow the top to swivel up and back to form the back rest for the bench. The bench seat itself with hand forged iron hinges which allow the top to lift and close smoothly and opening to reveal two oak lined compartments. The whole tenoned and peg jointed throughout and arms and box seat set on most attractive finely ring turned twin columns all resting on carved sleigh feet. Heavy, solid and robust, in superior original condition with a lovely rich warm colour. Condition: some bruises, small depletions and marks consistent with age and careful use, possible replaced sleigh feet, scarfed in oak repair to front of box seat as shown in our photographs. The two large oak dowels on which the table top swivels are modern – no doubt there have been several sets of these over the centuries. The rear section of the left hand iron hinge is an early 19th century hand forged iron replacement. Minor evidence of worm – a very small number of old holes here and there but not significant or affecting structure and all long since dead. A rarely seen double width monk’s bench and a very practical piece of early oak furniture which can be used as a dining table seating 6-8 people or a good solid bench with box seat storage. All with a deep natural patina. Dimensions in table form are: 70 inches wide, 32.5 inches deep and 30.75 inches high Dimensions in bench form are: 70 inches wide, 50 inches wide between arms, 46.5 inches high max, 30 inches high from floor to top of arms and 17.5 inches high from floor to top of seat. Our stock can viewed at our barn showroom in East Sussex by arrangement. WEBBERLEY HAS MANY REGULAR REPEAT CUSTOMERS. Visit us at www webberleyantiques. We simply ask that you let us know as soon as possible and that you return the item within 14 days. Antique furniture has had a long life and history and any marks or matters of significance are described as accurately as possible. We guarantee the quality of our items and the accuracy of our descriptions. We sell with integrity and offer a truly personal and friendly service. We open by arrangement and would be very pleased to welcome you at our showroom barn in East Sussex. UK Deliveries and Collections. All of our couriers are Covid conscientious. We subcontract our deliveries and make no profit on these. Most couriers send just one driver with your items but if you cannot assist with lifting, we can arrange for an extra pair of hands on the van for an additional sum. You are also welcome to collect in person or to send your own courier. Most couriers offer free or reduced rates for second items to the same address. For larger items and deliveries going to the far West, far North, Scotland, Wales and non UK mainland, charges may be higher so please do ask for a quote. We accept cheques, bank transfers, debit cards and credit cards. Please message us for any further information. Please save Webberley Antiques to your. And thank you for taking the time to read to the end! The item “Rare and Beautiful Oak Metamorphic Monks Bench and Table c. 1700″ is in sale since Monday, November 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Tables\Pre-Victorian (Pre-1837)”. The seller is “webberley” and is located in East Sussex. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Oak
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: bench
- Antique: Yes