The term “bench” refers to backless and elongated wooden seating. Benches were one of the earliest forms of seating. The Cross Legged Benche was widely used by the Romans. In the Roman Republic, and Empire, the curule chair (sella curulis, supposedly from currus, “chariot”) was the seat upon which magistrates holding imperium were entitled to sit. It was traditionally made with legs forming a wide X. The chair had no back. Although often of luxurious construction, this chair was meant to be uncomfortable to sit on for long periods of time – the double symbolism being that the official was expected to carry out his public function in an efficient and timely manner. Furthermore, that his office, being an office of the republic, was temporary and not perennial. The bench could be folded, and thus was easily transportable, in accord with its original function for magisterial and pro-magisterial commanders in the field.
With its simple elegance, the Cross Legged Bench makes a versatile accent piece for residential and hospitality interiors. Robust wood construction ensures sturdiness. Carving is done entirely by hand. Upholstery is in COM. The seat cushion has 8-way hand-tied springs. Carpet glides are nylon. This bench is offered in a variety of finishes and accents. The Cross Legged Bench was designed by Shah Gilani, ISFD. Custom sizing is available.
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