A Charming c.1900 Painted Oak Workbench


Origin: English
Period: Late Nineteenth / Early Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1890-1900
Width: 22 inches
Height: 25 inches
Length: 39.5 inches

The heavy-set two inch rustic block top over a pistachio painted frame with H-shaped stretcher and square legs, the distress to the paint commensurate with age, survives from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century.

Remaining in a highly desirable original condition, or what we like to call ‘barn fresh’, the rustic block oak top has a wonderful patina, with a host of character blemishes, knife marks and old stains, in keeping with its age and heavy use. There are also symmetrical four holes drilled through the top. The oak shows some old worm to small areas, though the whole remains very sound with the painted legs and stretcher worn in keeping with use.

This butchers block-esque workbench come coffee table is very much on song with today’s interior trends and its totally unashamedly original farmhouse condition means it provides a generous dollop of rustic charm.