Pair of Cast-iron Benches
A pair of cast-iron seats, after originals by the Carron Company, the back constructed of hoops, the seat pierced, the front legs of cabriole form, the back legs straight and reminiscent of turned wooden legs, unique to the maker, Carron, and indicative of the earliest examples of this model, the pattern usually referred to as either “Rococo” or “Gothic”, marked “CARRON” and with diamond registration mark, Scottish, ca. 1970 (replicas). 36.5 ins. high, 63 ins. wide, 17.5 ins. deep. From Coolattin House, Shillehagh, County Wicklow, Ireland.
See closely-related American example in White House Rose Garden, Washington, D.C.
The Carron Company was in operation from 1759 until the early twentieth century in Stirlingshire, Scotland.