Travail Populaire Fireplace Bench - 19th Century
French fireplace bench from the 19th century, a piece that beautifully encapsulates the rustic charm and functionality of a bygone era. Originating from the picturesque farms of southwestern France, this bench harkens back to a time when the heart of the home was the hearth, known as the "cantou." In the chilly winters of this region, the fireplace was a constant source of warmth. The absence of a backrest on this bench allowed you to effortlessly swivel forward or back, so you could switch sides when one side got too cold. This bench also has two hidden flaps in the seat, ingeniously designed to store salt, keeping it dry and easily accessible. Beyond that, this fireplace bench has countless possibilities. It is an inviting addition to your hallway, providing a seat for putting on shoes while also providing storage space for your belongings. It can also be an addition to a playroom, a charming home for toys and books or as a side table in your living room. Embrace the warmth and history of France with our fireplace bench, a true embodiment of form and function.
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