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. They occasionally have 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 found 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.
This early 18th Century high back Antique Oak Settle dates from around 1700. 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.
This charming Country Oak antique settle / Georgian chair has a raised fielded panel and has 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.
This Victorian Oak Antique Bench has been adapted from a Nineteenth Century Oak Church Pew. A unique smaller size, and would be ideally placed in an entrance hall.
This quality solid Oak Victorian Settle has 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.
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- Upholstered armchair to West Yorkshire,
The chair arrived this morning, I am very pleased with it.
Dear JamieThis is just to say I am delighted with my chairs – they are beautiful. The delivery guys were here soon after your earliest estimated time which was great. I shall certainly follow your website looking for other furniture to enjoy, use and treasure. Kind regards, Jane