Early Rare Antique Coalbrookedale Cast Iron Oak Garden Bench Seat Circa 1844


An exceptional early example of the sought after Coalbrookdale Dog & Serpent cast iron garden bench. Dating from 1844 with coalbrookdale diamond registration mark. This is one of the earliest benches of this design dated on stamp with a C for 1844. Fabulous quality with great patina and look to thick oak slats and metal work. Very heavy (two person lift). 

“Dog and Serpent” was only the second bench design registered by the Coalbrookdale Foundry, in April 1844. This famous design was exported throughout the British Empire and beyond. It features hound head terminals to the arms of the supports, which incorporate a curled serpent entwined with a grapevine, the snakes’ wide-open mouth about to pluck a grape from the vine. The supports stand on elaborate stylized paw feet.

Bench 160cm x depth 65cm x height 79cm x height to seat 41cm depth of seat 35cm.

As a genuine antique/vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items.  All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.