Curved oak settle bench, English, circa 1800.1
height: 60 in. 152 cm., seat height: 19 in. 48 cm., width: 39 in. 99 cm., depth: 16 in. 41 cm.
Further readings and sources:
- Settles are commonly movable, but occasionally fixed. The settle shares with the chest and the chair the distinction of great antiquity. Its high back was a protection from the draughts 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. ↩