Custom Kitchens, Furniture, and Architectural Millwork

302 W. South Street

Montour Falls, NY 14865

Phone: 607-535-6540

Fax: 607-535-8096

Nanny Bench

Nanny bench

Our Nanny bench was inspired by a circa 1790-1810 New England cradle in the collections of Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum. It features a rounded end that flows from a Sack-back bench design. It has a hand carved New England style continuous plank seat with a single rain gutter surrounding all the vertical parts socketed in the seat. It features Philadelphia style legs and arms characterized by a tall baluster ring and cylindrical turnings ending in a blunt arrow foot (circa 1740-1790). The back curves around slightly to the left to cradle the sitter. This also provides a comfortable position for keeping an eye on a sleeping child snug in the cradled right side of the bench. 

Price (as shown): $2000

Description

Our Nanny bench was inspired by a circa 1790-1810 New England cradle in the collections of Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum. It features a rounded end that flows from a Sack-back bench design. It has a hand carved New England style continuous plank seat with a single rain gutter surrounding all the vertical parts socketed in the seat. It features Philadelphia style legs and arms characterized by a tall baluster ring and cylindrical turnings ending in a blunt arrow foot (circa 1740-1790). The back curves around slightly to the left to cradle the sitter. This also provides a comfortable position for keeping an eye on a sleeping child snug in the cradled right side of the bench. 

Each chair begins with locally milled green lumber. Every seat is hand-carved from Eastern White Pine. We do all of our turnings by hand on a lathe out of maple or black birch. Every spindle is rived and shaved on a shave horse to ensure the grain is left unbroken from end to end. This traditional process is repeated on the chair's back before steaming and bending. The legs are set using a traditional tapered lock joint which increases the chair's stability. Finally everything is wedged, hand sanded and finished with your choice of colored lacquer or milk paint. Every piece is custom made to order allowing us to tailor each commission to your specific needs.

sizing varies slightly by piece

  • 17-18" seat height
  • 39-40" standard height
  • 48" width

Price:   starting at $2000

Value added options:

  • rockers ($300)
  • crest rail: standard (included), tall ($150)
  • tail brace ($50)
  • knuckle arms ($250)
  • distressed finish ($50)
  • multiple paint colors (each additional paint color $50 limited to three colors)

Images

Colors

All of our Windsors come standard in Milk Paint with two coats of oil as a top coat. Color options are shown below on the chart. Inquire for non-standard colors.

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Old Fashioned Milk Paint color sample chart.

Turnings

Hand details

Order

Fill out the form below, indicate your choices, and we will get in touch with you to finalize your purchase. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have, call us at 607-535-6560, email sales@chicone.com, or use our contact form

We accept cash, checks, Visa, and Mastercard.


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 distressed ($50)
 multiple paint colors (each additional paint color $50)
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