Circa 1880, this cast iron bench by Yates, Haywood & CS Rotherham (Stamped) is a superb example of the Aesthetic Movement. What would otherwise appear as a rather municipal shaped bench (the sort of furniture seen in train stations and parks), these metal ends are adorned with an array of natural and geometric shapes. Restored with quality hardwood slats, this is a great purchase for someone seeking a Period bench and not wanting to spend Coalbrookdale rates. Founded by James Yates in 1823, the firm had a number of partners until taking on the name 'Yates, Haywood and Co. and Rotherham Foundry Company Limited' in 1879. After being put up for sale in 1911, from 1967 William Heaton, Holdings Ltd. traded the name 'Yates, Haywood and Co. Ltd.' until final closure in 1970. Unlike other Foundries who also produced more industrial fixtures, the firm focused on domestic orientated products i.e. furniture, stoves, fenders, hall stands... Height / 83cmWidth / 158cmDepth / 62cmSeat Height / 41.5cm

Aesthetic Period Cast Iron Bench