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Beautiful Tall and Narrow 17th Century Oak Settle Bench c. 1680

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Beautiful Tall and Narrow 17th Century Oak Settle Bench c. 1680

SHORT DESCRIPTION
With a fabulous colour and natural patina, this early oak and elm settle dates from c. 1680.
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DIMENSIONS
69 inches wide, 28 inches deep and 55 inches high. Floor to seat is 18 inches. For metric please multiply by 2.5
DATED
c.1680

 
FULL DESCRIPTION
With a fabulous colour and natural patina, this early oak and elm settle dates from c. 1680.

The tall back with chamfered and fielded oak panels, the seat with original boards and lovely solid well shaped arms on gunbarrel turned and channel carved supports and original stretchers. All traditionally jointed with small original pegs and hand made iron nails.

Some repairs/restorations, the front feet have a small block added below each and rear leg/back rail with a spliced repair (shown in our photographs) but which is not noticeable except under our bright studio lights and entirely usual on such an early piece of furniture. 

Made with hand held tools by a craftsman, the settle has been used, loved and well cared for over 350 years and is still going strong with many centuries of life left in it. The settle is tall and fairly slim so ideal for a hallway or where space is limited.

Sturdy, comfortable and heavy - adze marks still visible on the reverse panels of the settle. The colour is excellent and the oak has lots of burrs and heartwood to it which gives a beautiful rich grain and with superb natural patination - a lovely high backed early English settle.