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A Wonderful Small George II Oak Settle

The high back, constructed of four long panels within a chamfered frame, above the original boarded seat. The shaped arms rest on chunky square section supports, which again have a very deep chamfer to the front edges, and continue down to form the front legs, which are joined by a square stretcher.

The back of the settle continues below seat level, with a horizontal oak panel, and like its vertical associates, is set into a chamfered framework, which would indicate that the settle was made as a free-standing piece to be seen from both sides. To support this theory, the joiner who made the settle included a prominent “rake” with an outward kick at the bottom to add stability.

Most probably this piece stood adjacent to a fire, the high back protecting the sitter (or sitters) from unwelcome draughts.

For character, colour and patination, this is the best eighteenth century settle I have owned.

English, circa 1740.

Width 50.5 inches, height of the back 54 inches, maximum depth from the wall 24.5 inches.

Ref 2330


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