18th Century Spanish Bench: Charming and Convenient...

By: Carly Hill - Staff Writer • Oct 15, 2012 • 0 Comments

I used to love the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.  There’s just something magical about the thought of being tinier than tiny, crawling up into giant chairs, eating enormous cookies…living like a little mouse.  When I got old enough to stop being fascinated by giant…pies and trap doors, I became an admirer of larger-than-life art and high ceilings.  There’s something grand about things that are large in size.  Oversized furniture can make you feel safe, important, regal even.

This beautiful, chestnut bench is from Spain, circa 1775 and is available from West World Imports.    Spain itself is a mountainous country – covered in towering ranges and high plateaus.  This bench can take you right to larger-than-life Spain, itself.  Spanish furniture is known for its remarkable size and incredible detail.  Spanish chair legs are broad and square, and as you can see the backs are wide and tall.  Spanish furniture is anything but dainty and lithe.  It’s sturdy and reliable.  Although there have been slight stylistic changes through the centuries, Spanish furniture has always maintained its impressive and imposing look.

 

Notice the drop down table in the center – a charming and convenient feature – perfect for resting a mug or a good book.

Maybe Spain’s not your cup of tea.  No worries.  We’ve got a myriad of other seating styles just waiting to be swept up.  Happy Latiquing!