Lot 206
Antique American Cast Iron "White House" Garden Bench
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1850, attributed to Janes, Beebe & Co., New York, in the Rococo revival taste, black paint, scalloped crest rail with foliate decoration, pierced arched back, open scroll work seat, graduated pierced C scroll arm panels, scrolled feet, the back of the seat rail with faint maker's stamp (illegible); square bolt construction.

37.5 x 62.5 x 19 in.

Noted as the patterned bench seen in the Rose Garden of the White House originally ordered under President Fillmore, and still on the South Lawn today.

Paint loss and surface rusting; the back with approximately three old small metal plate supports now covered with years and layers of paint; crack to the upper right quadrant of back.

$800 - 1,200