19th c. Italian Walnut Rush Seat Bench Settee

AGE: 19th century
DIMENSIONS: 63.25” wide x 19” deep x 35.5” h (seat height is 17.625")
MATERIALS: Walnut, rush
CONDITION: Very good; some wear to the rush seat; old repairs to legs; recently reinforced to provide stability and sturdiness.


A simple yet striking 19th c. Italian walnut rush seat bench or settee with five lyre-shaped open work splats across the back. The slender arms keep with the airy feeling of this bench. The rush seat is divided into three sections, but the seat is one solid piece. The walnut has a rich, luminous patina. The rectangular outline of this piece and straight legs give it a simple clean look that can work in a variety of interiors. A great piece for a hallway or entry.