Wood with marquetry
98 x 168 x 52 cm
and style of this five-and-a-half foot bench shows the influence
of art from ancient Greece and Rome on Mexican art at the end of
the viceregal period. Benches, introduced in the late 18th century,
replaced cushions and low chairs used by women. With room to seat
more than one, benches also made courtship rituals easier.
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