Rustic Antique English Settle

Original English settle bench, dating to the late 1700’s, early 1800’s.  Found discarded in a Welsh farmhouse cellar in an un-restored condition.  Fully restored by Quintessential duckeggBLUE, this charming settle is of solid construction and in great condition. Constructed from Elm timbers, this piece has the most beautiful aged patina.  With a small cupboard door to the base of the settle for storage, this historical piece would work perfectly in a mud room, hallway, kitchen or covered verandah.

Settles were often used within public drinking houses (pubs), or in a private home.  Usually with arms and a high back, long enough to accommodate three or four sitters. Its high back was a protection from the drafts 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. The settle shares with the chest and the chair the distinction of great antiquity.

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Key Information

  • Antique English Settle, late 1700's, early 1800's
  • constructed from elm timbers
  • solid construction
  • beautiful aged timber patina
  • H 116cm W 115cm D 40cm