Jan 28 2008

Oak Signed Horner Hall Bench

Published by under RJ Horner


This signed Horner hall bench is unusual for some of the subject matter of the carvings which include Pagliacci, Hamlet, Shakespeare, and another unidentified figure of notoriety. North Wind Antiques, the seller, is speculating it may have been made for a large opera house due to the thematic elements of the carvings. The carved griffins on the arms look like the quality of the carvings that the company did on many of the lower-end hall chairs that you commonly see rather than the usual precision-carved griffins on the big pieces. It is also unusual for it’s use of Merklen-esque pierced-through triple-spiral columns. Bidding ends on Feburary 4th.

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Mar 04 2007

Signed R.J. Horner Hall Tree/Hall Bench

Published by under RJ Horner

It’s not uncommon to see R.J. Horner Hall Benches for sale at auction, but it is pretty rare to have one with the label intact. This one is indeed labeled.

This bench has griffin-like sea serpents for arms and a Northwind face at the top center of the mirrored-back. Finish is original. It is being sold at live auction on March 14th. Starting price is $750 with expected range at $9,250 to $10,500. Measurements are 84 inches tall x 50 inches wide x 22 inches deep and it is located in Minneapolis, MN. Listing can be seen here.

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