Empire classical bench or daybed, Klismos style ends terminating in carved duck or bird heads, joined by turned rails with serpentine middle slats. Woven rattan seat and tapering round legs. 30"H x 61"L x 19"D. Probably mahogany. Second half 19th century. Provenance: The estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville Tennessee; illustrated in the 1971 Magazine Antiques article about Fairvue, home of William and Ellen Wemyss, from the special issue Antiques In Tennessee. Note: the origin of this bench was a mystery to Mrs. Connor; while it bears some similarities to furniture from the West Indies and Asia, it has some Empire elements as well and resided at her grandparents' home Maple Shade in Gallatin, Tennessee, before being moved to Fairvue. Condition: Original surface and possibly original seat with some breaks and losses, repair to left side of seat, old repair to one figural duck head.