19th century with later wooden components. A pair of long contemporary rustic "tree limb" or "faux bois" benches, the backs and seats comprising long wooden planks painted with a slate blue wash and fastened to the rustic wrought iron stiles in the form of natural tree limbs, one chair appearing intentionally aged and bleeding with several layers of peeling paint, white paint figuring most prominently, terminating in hoof feet, its mate with tree limb form stiles comprising patinated brown painted iron. Approximate height of tallest bench 34.5", width 72", depth 22". Provenance: Property from the Private Collection of Helen Ballard, Atlanta, Georgia.
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