• Circa: 1880
• Period: 3rd Republic
• Provenance: Brittany, northern France
• Item: Settle / Couch
• Wood: Solid Walnut
• Twin finials
• Moulded frame
• Open spindle back
• Fine bobbin detail
• Long down swept scroll arms
• Rush seat
• Ring turned front legs
• Sweeping rear legs
• Connecting “T” stretcher
• Comfortably seats 2 persons
• Solid in joint
• Excellent quality
• Extremely pretty
• Stunning colour
• Original polish & patination
• Good condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is a very pretty and fine quality antique French provincial walnut rush seated settle, circa 1880, in good condition. We understand that it originated from the Brittany region of northwest France. The settle is constructed of solid walnut; with a moulded frame, decorated with two small turned finials on the top rail, with a panel of attractive small fine spindles, with a horizontal rail further below, all of which are adorned with fine turned bobbin tuned balls. Sweeping reeded scroll arms support the back and are secured to the seat with elegant ring tuned baluster supports. The settle benefits from an attractive drop in rush seat, which can be removed if necessary for cleaning. The settle comfortably seats two people. This very pretty provincial couch features the original polish and patination and therefore the colour is superb.
The couch features a rich mellow brown walnut colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a lovely 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. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The settle is in good condition having been wax polished. The settle boasts the original polish; and as such, there are nominal old use marks to the frame and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The seat has been newly rushed; therefore it is good condition, clean, dry and free from any damage or missing strands. The arms and back are firm; there are no missing bobbins on the back rail. The settle is solid in joint; it does not wobble and they are ready to use.
External height = 100.8cm or 39⅝” or 3ft 3⅝”
External width = 131cm or 51⅝” or 4ft 3⅝”
External depth = 53cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
Seat height = 46cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
Seat width = 125cm or 49¼” or 4ft 1¼”
Seat depth = 42cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
Back height = 50.5cm or 19⅞” or 1ft 7⅞”
Arm height = 72.8cm or 28⅝” or 2ft 4⅝”
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