Hall Storage Bench & Antique Piano Bench
Antique mission style hall bench with storage chest and a simple piano seat bench.
¶ Pictures 3 and 6 picture companion pieces, the first being a hall bench and the second a piano bench. Both are simple to a degree, yet the proportions are so contrived that the effect of each is individual and decorative. The outward slope of the solid end pieces gives an appearance of great strength that does full justice to the real strength of both benches. The severity of these end pieces is rather lightened by the curved opening at the bottom and by the openings at the top, meant in each case for convenience in moving the bench. These openings, with the slight projections of the tenons at the ends, form the only decoration. In the case of the hall bench, a shallow box takes the place of the curved hrace that appears under the seat in the piano bench. This box can be used to hold all sorts of things that ordinarily accumulate in the hall and the hinged seat lifts like a lid over it. The bench can be made in any desired length to fit any wall space without interfering with its construction or proportions.
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