The design for these benches is numbered 34358 and was registered and patented by the Carron Foundry in Carron, Stirlingshire, on March 16, 1846. An identical example made by the American foundry of Brown & Owen is in the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, and illustrated in Georg Himmelheber, Cast-iron Furniture, London, 1996, p. 225, pl. 92.
Repainted, in good restored condition, some minor scratches and scuffs.
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