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Norfolk, VA 23517

Carved Wood and Needle-Pointed Bench (Belgian, c.1860s)


Ornately carved wood bench with needle-pointed upholstered seat. Needle-pointed wool upholstery has a large floral pattern. From a family in Bruges, Belgium.

A woman from the family in Bruges reupholstered this bench, needle-pointing the fabric on trains while working for the Resistance during World War II.

Two or three small moth damage spots on the upholstery. Otherwise in good condition.

Belgium, c.1860s. Reupholstered c.1940s. 

Dimensions are 43 x 21 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches. Weighs 34.94 lbs.


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