This prewar era gossip bench is rejuvinated and ready to find the perfect spot in 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. With its warm stain and rust-colored velvet floral upholstery, this piece was monochromatic and washed out. A denim blue ticking stripe on a cool neutral background provides the perfect contrast to the wood stain, which exudes warmth after being cleaned and oiled. A throw pillow was created using the existing fabric that was rescued prior to reupholstery. This piece has a casual, rustic sensibility that will work beautifully in your entrway, bedroom, or mudroom
Prewar Gossip Bench - Natural Stain & Denim Blue 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.