Monday, July 7, 2014

Old Bench

East Lyme, CT

I think the piece of furniture could be considered a "gossip bench".  At least it reminds me of similar pieces of furniture I've seen that were called gossip benches.  This was found inside the Samuel Smith house.  I don't know if this bench dates from the late 1600's or not, but it looked pretty old to me. More likely, it was made in the 1800's. Could you imagine the stories that were told on this bench? 

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of a 'gossip bench', but I like the term. and the bench.