A fantastic rare primitive antique 'shave horse bench.' It's a piece that as Vervoordt expressed it is "represented by the honesty of it's material & the purity of intent in it's creation." It's something that has through it's rich patina, wonderful texture & captivating form elevated itself to be perceived & viewed as a sculptural yet functional piece of art for your home.
Perfect for bottoms of all sizes at the entryway while putting shoes on and off or used as a wall bench, low console or if you please as a 'shave horse.' It's a beautiful and special piece.
Shave horse benches have been in use since the 1500's. They are a simple foot operated device, combination clamp & work bench which allow one to hold a piece while having both hands free to work. They were typically used to shape spindles, chair legs, barrel staves, shingles etc before turning to a lathe.
Measures 62" L, 23" to top of bench seat & 29" to top of bench.