Small French wine rack workbench


Made from 19th-century French walnut, each bench dates to the 1870s in Lyon. Each bench bears the marks of generations of use. A small furniture maker in Lyon has recently acquired a limited number of these traditional benches, side-tables, and consoles and adapted them to become wine bottle racks, with clamps that can be used — by experts — for the sabering of champagne.

32 x 31 ½ x 15 in.