Antique Cast-iron Fern Bench
A cast-iron and wood settee in the Fern and Blackberry pattern, marked “CB DALE Co” and with British registration mark by the Coalbrookdale Company, English, ca. 1875 (wood slats replaced). 35 ins. high, 57 ins. wide, 22 ins. deep.
Last photo shows bench with 06002, four Fern armchairs.
Barbara says, "It always excites me when we find a garden seat that is actually marked by the great Coalbrookdale Foundry, plus the British registration mark doubly confirms that it was made in the early to mid-19th century. Coalbrookdale was one of the first companies in the UK to discover how to forge cast iron for bridges and industrial use. Their line of decorative objects came later as they found more and more uses for the newly innovative material, cast iron".