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What is an antique settle?

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What is an antique settle?
Mainly built around the 17th century, antique settles are a type of long bench with a high back and open arms. Settles were made of wood and were fairly simple in construction. You can shop a collection of antique settles from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
A settle is a type of large bench, usually with arms and a high back. Popular in England, settles are typically designed to fit three or four people. Many examples from the 17th century survive today. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of antique and modern settle benches from some of the world’s top sellers.
1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
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Painted Austrian Settle Bench
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
19th C painted Austrian settle bench. 1880. Seat height is 21". Dimensions 82 inches (208
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Benches

Materials

Pine

Austrian Fruitwood Settle Bench
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Very good early 19th C Austrian fruitwood settle bench. 1820. Seat height is 19.5
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Benches

Materials

Fruitwood

Antique Pine Settle Bench
Located in Brea, CA
Antique pine settle bench Size 59”w x 19”d x 30”h Solid and sturdy, great for an entry or any
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Primitive Benches

Materials

Pine

Vintage English Settle Bench, circa 19th Century
Located in Napa, CA
Gorgeous vintage English settle bench with a curved barrel back, circa 19th century. Charming
Category

Antique 19th Century Benches

Materials

Wood

Antique Georgian Oak Settle Bench Seat
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique fine quality Georgian oak settle bench seat C1790. Solid and strong, with no loose
Category

Antique 1790s Georgian Benches

Materials

Oak

Late 18th Century Large English Pine Bow Back Settle Bench
Located in Milford, NH
A great form large pine bow back settle bench with tongue and groove back, carved arms, conforming
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English Benches

Materials

Pine

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