Blyth Northumberland, England approximately 1919 so over 100 years old now. Made using the solid teak marine timbers salvaged from SS OTRANTO that was built in 1909 and sunk in 1918 then salvaged by Hughes Bolckow a year or so later. Very rare find indeed and has proven provenance by still having the original Hughes alloy manufactured plaque to the rear. I will include printed information both of the SS OTRANTO showing its life and that it was in service in WW1 along with some history on the Blyth Shipbreaking Co who made this stunning fine bench over 100 years ago.
The standard of craftsmanship along with the standard of high end teak wood still shows today with a completely original and solid bench still a century after manufacture. All teak wood looks to be original and has a most pleasing weathered patina with parts showing the aged silver teak detail from age. I have personally gently cleaned, very lightly sanded and given two coats of Cupinal Teak oil.
As seen it keeps the original look but could be further enhanced with more oiling etc. Personally I think less is better and it keeps the patina better.The standard of construction is shown with joints that are tenoned and dowelled along with screws that have original 100 year old hand made Teak plugs still. Lovely wide arms and a great size to seat four adults easily.
All joints are tight still and the bench seems as solid as the day it was made. With the provenance and size this will grace any period garden surroundings or cottage etc along with having a superb history to it. Due to size it is collection only from Grimsby Lincolnshire and any further details please feel free to contact thanks. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural Antiques\Garden". The seller is "towertrading1972" and is located in this country: GB.
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