Antique Victorian Era Hand Carved Wooden Courting Chair. One form also known as "British two-seaters" is essentially synonymous with "two-seat couch". It typically has two upholstered seats. A nother form, variously also known as a tete-a-tete, courting bench, kissing bench, gossip's chair, or conversation bench, is any form of two-seat furniture where the two seats are arranged in an S shape, so that two persons can converse while looking at each other and being within arm's reach, while at the same time typically retaining a modest barrier between them.There are no significant condition issues other than one small chip on the halo of one figural head carving (see pic). There have been no evident repairs performed -this is a solid piece and as fine an example that could be hoped. Cushions have been recently reupholstered with a quality period material that really sets the piece off nicely.
Cushions are 16" x 16" and the seat height is 21. This piece measures approximately 42" long by 36" wide and is just shy of 36 in height to the top of the halo of the figural carved heads.
No maker's mark or label is present. A great conversation piece and a wonderful addition to any Victorian Decor. The item "Antique Victorian Hand Carved Wood Chair Courting Seat Kissing bench tête-à-tête" is in sale since Thursday, November 19, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chairs\1800-1899". The seller is "mapsnthings" and is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee.This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.