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Reeded Iron Tree Seat
Commissioned for the garden of The Old Stone House in Georgetown, District of Columbia, curved benches of this kind, known as tree seats, date from the early 19th C. Popularized in England circa 1820, few original examples of this classic garden bench exist in the U.S.
Georgetown was established in 1751 and the Old Stone House is believed to be the oldest surviving building on its original site in the Washington area. The grounds of the house were probably used for a kitchen garden and livestock and are now a popular pleasure garden, managed by the National Park Service, with fruit trees and flowers.