Clothier Estate - Pair - Antique Grapevine Iron Benches
Garden Accents is honored and delighted to present these fabulous, historically rich garden antique & vintage elements from Sunnybrook, the Isaac H. Clothier, Jr estate which was located at 601 Matsonford Road in Villanova. Sunnybrook’s grounds which included a fantastic rose garden and pool were documented and registered with the Smithsonian.
Fantastic pair of ornamental antique cast iron grapevine benches sold as a pair. American cast iron outdoor furniture became popular in the 1800's and was at its height between 1850-1890. Benches such as these featuring bunches of grapes, tendrils and leaves provided a pleasing design and when these elements were arranged together also provided a strong comfortable structure for a settee. Please contact us for additional photos and any questions.
Dimensions: 43" W Arm-Arm x Seat 40.5"W x 14"Deep x 28" H To Top Seat Back.
Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. (Nov 12, 1875 - April 27, 1961), was the son of Isaac Hallowell Clothier (Nov 5, 1837 - Jan 15, 1921). Isaac H. Clothier was the co-founder of Strawbridge & Clothier, the family owned major department store located at 8th and Market Streets in Philadelphia. The store was founded on July 1, 1868 and was sold to The May Company in 1996.
Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Clothier, Jr. developed the elaborate Sunnybrook estate originally built in 1813 on fifty-seven acres. They employed some of the best-known Philadelphia architectural firms of the day, including Horace Trumbauer and Eyre & McIlvaine to add to the house and buildings on the grounds of what became, in Clothier’s time, a 70-acre estate. The estate passed from the Clothier family sometime after Isaac Jr.’s passing in 1961.
These garden antiques from that estate continued to be cherished and came to us from the estate of Isaac H. Clothier IV who passed away at the age of 89 in Bryn Mawr in August of 2021. He was the great grandson of Isaac H. Clothier.