A SET OF FOUR ENGLISH OAK BENCHES
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A SET OF FOUR ENGLISH OAK BENCHES

18TH OR EARLY 19TH CENTURY, IN THE 16TH CENTURY STYLE

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A SET OF FOUR ENGLISH OAK BENCHES
18TH OR EARLY 19TH CENTURY, IN THE 16TH CENTURY STYLE
Each with shaped friezes
Each 18in. (46cm.) high, 84in. (214cm.) long, 10in. (25cm.) deep (4)
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Lot Essay

Although not specifically mentioned in an inventory, it is possible that these benches came to the Hospital in the 1740's during the radical remodelling of the almshouses by Cholmley Turner, great-nephew of Sir William Turner. However, the nailed construction of the benches might well indicate a 19th century origin as more likely.

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