Learn about Bench Seats

A long, narrow wooden form, used for sitting at table or as a verandah seat. Until the late 17th century, most people sat on benches, chairs being the preserve of the rich or the elderly, and they continued to be used in farmhouses and schoolrooms until comparatively recent times. Benches may be either simple timber slabs through which holes have been bored for the stick legs or take increasingly elaborate and professionally constructed shapes. The church pew, in fact, is only a highly developed type of bench with the addition of a back.

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Rex Chapman Taylor, pair of hand adzed kauri bench seats.

Antique early 19th century or earlier, carved oak Renaissance hall bench, approx 146 cm high, 128 cm wide, 50 cm deep

An Australian Arts and Crafts hall seat, carved kauri pine with hand painted dragon decorations, circa 1900, 72 cm high, 66 cm wide, 44 cm deep

Antique early 19th century European oak fan back bench, standing on chamfered square legs with central stretcher

A 17th century monk's bench. 104 cm high, 116 cm wide, 56 cm deep.

Antique French Gothic armchair bench, carved with heads of hooded monks to the arms, recessed Gothic panels to the back and base, approx 70 cm wide

Chippendale style mahogany bench raised on carved cabriole legs, with claw feet. Length 310 cm. Provenance: purchased from Robyn Cosgrove rugs, 2003

18th century Spanish chestnut bench with hand made cushion, 2m wide by 0.77m high (approx)

An oak hall seat with elaborate applied decorations, English, 19th century, including a storage compartment.. 148 cm high, 140 wide, 50 cm deep

A walnut upholstered Empire style bench, circa 1930s, the slender rectangular bench with a relief carved ribbon motif raised on turned and tapering slender legs with rosette capitals and acanthus leaf embellishments, and United with an elegantly shaped 'H'

Louis XVI style bench re-upholstered in white, with white limed solid wood frame. Height 45 cm, width 194 cm, depth 46 cm

Vintage oak settle bench with lift seat storage compartment, converts into a table, 105 cm wide

Thonet 'Fureau' bench solid beech frame with woven cane seat. Height 97 cm. Width 117 cm. Depth 47 cm

Trio cinema bench, approx 91 cm high, 148 cm long

Two seater, lift top, oak hall bench with caned back and decorative floral carving, approx 98 cm high, 112 cm wide

Mahogany shop bench top display cabinet 'Breidenbachs Choice English Perfumery', 91 cm high, 46 cm wide, 46 cm deep. (gold leaf Lettering)

Vintage timber bench seat, with mortised joints, 144 cm long approx.

Vintage settle bench seat, with lift seat compartment, 128 cm wide, 97 cm high

A period cast-iron two-seater bench painted in white, with ferns and berries A/F 123 x 600 x 800 cm

A mottled green and white marble top bench with lion stone supports. 42 cm high, 166 cm wide and 50 cm deep

Antique French Gothic hall bench with lift up seat compartment

A West Australian Colonial jarrah settle c.1870-1880, maker unknown the settle is the bolted type, which dismantles for transportation, known as a 'Miners Couch' providing both a practical bed and also a parlour settee the arms are constructed of three tur

A Tudor style English oak monk's bench with folding table top and hinged box seat

Antique pine bench with Celtic design carvings with lift up seat

Timber monk's bench with lift seat storage compartment, 112 cm wide, 74 cm high

A pair of carved walnut bench seats, Italian 19th century. 53 cm high, 82 cm wide and 45 cm deep. Provenance: Private Collection, Sydney