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West Country, England, late 18th/early 19th century
TAVERN SETTLE
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West Country, England, late 18th/early 19th century
TAVERN SETTLE
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Details & Cataloguing

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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West Country, England, late 18th/early 19th century
TAVERN SETTLE
elm, traces of red paint
133 by 159cm., 52½ by 62½in.
Possibly made for a local pub or inn in the late 18th or early 19th century.
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Catalogue Note

For other examples which are of very similar form see David Knell, English Country Furniture, Woodbridge, 2000, pp. 347-350. These rare settles are proper pieces of working furniture and exhibit much wear from age and use. Their high backs mean that beside a fire they kept the warmth in and the drafts out. Sometimes they were made from 'found' timber as in the present lot which features a seat made from a single section of shaped elm.

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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London