The Antique Settle, is a wooden very early period antique bench, usually with open arms and a high back. Antique settles are English pieces of furniture and were always constructed of oak or other locally sourced woods. They were mainly built in the Early 17th Century, simple in construction with clout nails or pegs with simple carvings and raised fielded plain panels on the back. They were an adaptation of the joint chair, but made longer so more people could fit on them. They are usually very characterful pieces as they got heavy use, being found in pubs, taverns or working farmhouses, so they can have the most amazing charm about them. Later Victorian examples, had a lift up seat with internal storage, ideal to place your shoes in, after a hard days work. Antique benches were similar in construction with the same timbers used but less likely to have the additional storage and were mainly used in the kitchen or hall way. Have a look below at our lovely examples of antique benches and chairs available for sale.
Settles for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold antique benches and settles, but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Early 18th Century High Back Antique Oak Settle. Dating from around 1700 this beautiful antique oak settle is of the high back design. It is full of the charm and character one would expect in a piece over 300 years old, oozing personality! The back has a decoratively carved frieze to the top above four panels with moulded edges. The seat itself lifts to reveal an ever so useful storage area and is flanked by two delightfully shaped arms. The frame is supported by early iron corner brackets while the piece as a whole oozes charm and character from years of use. This antique is definitely one that brings a sense of history to ones’ home.
Charming Georgian Country Oak Antique Settle with raised fielded panels and nicely shaped arms. It is of pegged construction and stands on elegant cabriole front legs with a cross stretcher for added stability. This Fabulous Settle would look striking in a hallway and would be the ideal place to slip on those wellington boots.
Victorian Oak Antique Bench, adapted from a Nineteenth Century Oak Church Pew. A unique smaller size, and would be ideally placed in an entrance hall.
Quality Solid Oak Victorian Antique Settle / Bench with three decorative carved panels. The arms are beautifully shaped and the seat is moulded and lifts up, the interior would be ideal for the storage of shoes.
Hi James,Thanks for the chairs – the whole process was stress free. I got the chairs within the indicated delivery time on Sat and they were as you described them on the website and in our subsequent conversations. I am please with them.Best wishes,Oxana
Hi James,This is just to let you know that the stool arrived safely, and that I am very much enjoying it – thank you.I have confidence in buying from you because everything you have sent me has been lovely and in good condition – thank you!Kind regards, Heather
Hello James,Thank you for the delivery today. The chairs are lovely and just as good as in your picture. I’m very pleased and can’t understand why people buy modern rubbish when they could have something like these instead!! Best Regards, Jessica