Pine, metal, cow hide
Overall: 34 1/2 x 23 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. ( 87.6 x 60.3 x 54 cm )
Brown painted bench with U-shaped supports front and back joined by horizontal metal arm supports; top of each support surmonted with turned, ball-shaped finial; hinged seat with cow hide upholstery; seat rail has carved head; legs in reverse U-shape joined by dowel stretchers.
This bench was used by actor Edwin Thomas Booth (1833-1893) in the stage productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet during the years 1864-1891. He was renowned for his 100-night run of the play in New York City in 1864-1865.
Bequest of Raphael Ashton Weed
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