• Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyl auction at Christies

    Sale 5466

    Hanham Court - A Pastoral Idyll

    14 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 132

    A RUSTICATED OAK GARDEN BENCH

    BY I & J BANNERMAN LTD., MODERN

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RUSTICATED OAK GARDEN BENCH
    BY I & J BANNERMAN LTD., MODERN
    23¾ in. (60 cm.) high; 61¾ in. (157 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep


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    The current oak bench was the prototype for the Stumpery Benches at Highgrove, Gloucestershire, commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales from I & J Bannerman, Ltd. The Bannermans have worked for the Prince of Wales since 1993 and the Stumpery at Highgrove with its carefully chosen inscriptions, ammonite paths and carved benches which recall early Georgian hall furniture, is regarded as one of the most important gardens of its kind. The rusticated oak benches were designed to complement the sweet chesnut roots, hostas, hellebores and ferns of the Stumpery.

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