• Item: Settle / Bench
• Circa: 1870
• Period: 2nd Empire
• Wood: Chestnut
• Width: 5ft 3⅛” wide
• Provenance: Brittany, northern France
• Provincial design
• Open back
• Straight arms & arm supports
• Single plank seat
• Block legs to front and rear
• Pegged construction
• Ideal for the kitchen or hallway
• Excellent original polish & patination
• Good quality
• Sturdy – does not wobble
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14 day free UK Returns Policy
Here is a good quality antique French provincial chestnut hall settle, measuring 5ft 3⅛” wide, circa 1870, in excellent original condition, which originated from the provinces of Brittany in northern France. Featuring a simple open back comprising of a straight top rail raised on tapering side supports, with a further to the base of the back. Straight arms with rounded ends and supported by block supports, connect the back to the single plank seat. The bench is raised on block legs to the front and rear. The seat is solid and comfortable to sit on. The frame is constructed using the traditional wooden peg method.
The settle features a mellow brown chestnut colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway to the kitchen. It would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This bench is in excellent original condition, which is commensurate with its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The back, arms and legs of the settle are firm. As the settle boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning they have received. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 92cm or 36¼” or 3ft ¼”
External Width = 160.5cm or 63⅛” or 5ft 3⅛”
External Depth = 38.5cm or 15⅛” or 1ft 3⅛”
Seat Height = 48.5cm or 19” or 1ft 7”
Seat Width (between arms) = 152.5cm or 60” or 5ft
Seat Width (whole of seat) = 160.3cm or 63⅛” or 5ft 3⅛”
Seat Depth = 27cm or 10⅝”
Arm Height = 67.7cm or 26⅝” or 2ft 2⅝”
Back Height = 44cm or 17⅜” or 1ft 5⅜”
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Ref. Settle 25