This prewar era gossip bench underwent a major makeover and is ready to grace your home. Gossip benches were commonplace during the early days of the telephone; they provided convenient seating for long conversations next to a phone placed on the small tabletop. This bench was buried under poorly-applied dark stain and drab black fabric and was desperate for a refresh. A soft sage green paint and cotton fabric in a black ticking stripe on a warm neutral background give this piece the clean, classic look it deserves. A throw pillow was created using the existing fabric that was lurking underneath the dreary black and rescued prior to reupholstery. This piece will bring classic charm to any entrway, bedroom, or mudroom.
Prewar Gossip Bench - Sage Paint & Black Ticking Fabric
The origin and date of this bench are unknown, but pieces like this were commonplace in the prewar era. Based on the screws and joinery, this piece likely dates to the 1930s.