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New York and New Jersey, early 20th century, demilune form, white paint, pierced laurel leaf and berry back with scroll-work seat, swan form front arms and legs, rear twig form legs, including a pair of benches (29 x 42 x 28 in.), and a pair of chairs (27 x 26 x 22 in.), marked "HART."
Originally registered by Coalbrooke Company of England in 1875, J. L. Mott listed the "Laurel" pattern soon after in their catalogue with minor changes. The American Laurel seats are stamped HART, a mark which has not yet been identified.
Literature: Antique Garden Ornament: Two Centuries of American Taste
by Barbara Israel, fig. 4.42.
Later paint with flaking and scattered surface rust; one chair with small crack to upper right area of back, the same chair with one later screw to seat; the other chair with a weld repair to the front right corner of seat edge; the benches are in good condition.
$2,000 - 4,000