• Item: Antique Settle
• Circa: 1890
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance England, UK
• Wood: Solid Oak
• Green Man Design
• High back
• Moulded top rail
• Block carved top rail
• Twin-carved panels
• Carved folk art country scene depicting dancing characters
• Lunette carved lower rail
• Fan carved side panels
• Down-swept carved arms terminating on carved lion head
• Lift up moulded panelled seat
• Storage box below seat – ideal for shoes
• Twin “Green Man” carved panels below seat
• Moulded plinth
• Original polish & patination
• Pegged construction
• Solid in joint
• Lovely colour & patination
• Excellent condition & quality
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique settle, from Victorian period, circa 1980, constructed of solid oak, with carved Green Man detail, in excellent original condition. Ideal for use in the hallway, with a large storage box for shoes & boots. Ideal for use in the hallway, with a large storage box for shoes & boots. The settle comprises a high back, straight moulded top rail, decorated with a box-shaped carved border below, encompassing two large panels which feature carved folk art country scene depicting dancing characters, and a row of lunettes carvings below. Joining the back and seat are arms decorated with trailing foliate carvings, which transcend down onto sweeping armrests, decorated with carved lion heads.
The moulded panelled seat lifts up to reveal a large storage area, which is ideal for storing shoes and boots in the hallway! Below the seat, the front of the settle displays two finely carved “Green Man” face panels, flanked by seeping carved foliate scroll work. Decorative fan-shaped carved panels are visible on the sides of the settle. The settle rests on its original moulded plinth and block feet.
The antique settle features a rich mid-brown oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour, depth and patination this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. It is impossible to re-create this colour if it has been re-polished.
This antique settle would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway or kitchen. This item would certainly grace any home and a great investment, as it’s an extremely functional item. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
History of Antique Settles:
An antique settle is a wooden bench, usually with arms and a high back, long enough to accommodate three or four sitters. Settles are commonly movable, but occasionally fixed. The settle shares with the chest and the chair the distinction of great antiquity. Its high back was a protection from the draughts of medieval buildings, protection which was sometimes increased by the addition of winged ends or a wooden canopy. It was most frequently placed near the fire in the common sitting-room. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Settle_(furniture)
This antique settle is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, frame, sides and drawer bottoms, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The bench has been cleaned and traditionally wax polished by hand in our workshop, to a professional standard, therefore, the finish, colour and patination is of an excellent standard. The original hinges are in good working order. The settle retains its original polish, featuring a rich mid-brown oak colour. The settle is well constructed, solid in joint and is ready to be used.
External Height = 107.5cm or 42⅜” or 3ft 6⅜”
External Width = 127.2cm or 50⅝” or 4ft 2⅝”
External Depth = 53.5cm or 21⅛” or 1ft 9⅛”
Seat Height = 47.1cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
Seat Width = 111.7cm or 44” or 3ft 8”
Seat Depth = 47.1cm or 16⅜” or 1ft 4⅜”
Arm Height = 70.6cm or 27¾” or 2ft 3¾”
Back Height = 61cm or 24” or 2ft
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