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Carved Oak Hall Settle
Located in Cheshire, GB
19th century carved oak hall settle, with panelled back depicting Merlion and scrolling relief. Above lift up seat flanked by carved Merlion headed arm rests. To the panelled base wi...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Settees

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Oak

  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
H 45 in. W 60 in. D 19 in.
19th Century French Carved Oak Settle
Located in High Point, NC
19th century French bench made from oak. The back is exquisitely hand-carved with a central coat of arms, surrounded by decorative carvings. The sides are made up of matching decorat...
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Antique 19th Century French Baroque Benches

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Oak

  • 19th Century French Carved Oak Settle
  • 19th Century French Carved Oak Settle
  • 19th Century French Carved Oak Settle
  • 19th Century French Carved Oak Settle
H 44.5 in. W 66.5 in. D 19.75 in.
English Oak Hand Carved Bench Settle with Recumbent Carved Lions
Located in Harrogate, GB
English oak hand carved bench settle with recumbent carved lions, early 19th century Two plank oak carved beveled edge top with carved decorative apron and legs, square pegged constr...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Jacobean Benches

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Oak

Antique Carved Tiger Oak Entryway Settle Storage Bench
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sweet and wonderfully detailed, late 19th century, antique, tiger oak entryway settle or foyer bench features carved back and arms with hidden cabinet storage underneath.
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Antique Late 19th Century American American Classical Benches

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Oak

English Arts & Crafts Carved Pine Pew Settle Hall Bench
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive carved and paneled pine settle in the Arts & Crafts manner. The paneled upstand with carved motif and supports above a removable upholstered seat and drawer with bra...
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Early 20th Century English Benches

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Pine

Carved Oak Settle in the 17th Century Style
Located in Cheshire, GB
Oak box settle, in the 17th century style, the high back with four panels each centred with a carved knights mask within a moulded roundel, above four linenfold panels, the plain arm...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Benches

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Oak

  • Carved Oak Settle in the 17th Century Style
  • Carved Oak Settle in the 17th Century Style
  • Carved Oak Settle in the 17th Century Style
  • Carved Oak Settle in the 17th Century Style
H 61.5 in. W 49.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Ornately Hand Carved Early Victorian circa 1840 Settle Hall Bench with Storage
Located in London, GB
Wev are delighted to offer for sale this lovely hand carved early Victorian oak settle bench with Lion arms and internal storage A well made and decorative hall bench, it’s a real...
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Benches

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Oak

Biedermeier Settle Sofa Quilted Golden Birch Swedish, 19th Century Couch Settle
Located in LONDON, GB
Beautiful and very unusual 19th century Swedish antique Biedermeier settle sofa in top grade quilted golden birch in a deep French polish finish with lovely carved detail. It has ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Settees

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Mahogany

Swedish Biedermeier Carved Three-Seat Sofa Couch Settle Setee, Late 1800s
Located in LONDON, GB
Lovely antique Swedish Biedermeier carved three-four-seat sofa in Classic darker French polish finish that brings out the figure in the top grade mahogany quilted veneers. It feat...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Sofas

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Wood

18th Century English Oak Settle
Located in High Point, NC
18th century English oak settle with a molded edge at the top following down to a hand carved border with two large hand carved panels in the back, supported on a base with hand carv...
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Antique 18th Century English William and Mary Benches

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Oak

  • 18th Century English Oak Settle
  • 18th Century English Oak Settle
  • 18th Century English Oak Settle
  • 18th Century English Oak Settle
H 43.5 in. W 35.5 in. D 26 in.
19th Set of Four Century Carved Walnut Folding Scissors Savonarola Bench/Settle
Located in Miami, FL
19th century carved walnut folding scissors Savonarola bench/settee featuring a lion shield in the back. Typical of the Italian Renaissance with carved Florentine backs (no shows in...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Settees

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Walnut

19th Century Pair of Carved Walnut Folding Scissors Savonarola Bench or Settle
Located in Miami, FL
19th century carved walnut folding scissors Savonarola bench or settee featuring a lion shield in the back. Typical of the Italian Renaissance with carved Florentine backs (no sho...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Settees

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Walnut

Antique English Carved Oak Hall Bench Trunk Chest Settle Toy Box Pew Chair
Located in Shreveport, LA
Direct from England, a lovely carving completely covers this versatile antique English hall bench! ~3.5 ft. length, high back with scalloped carved upper and fully carved dual panel...
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Antique Early 1900s English Renaissance Benches

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Oak

19th Century Pair of Carved Walnut Folding Scissors Savonarola Bench or Settle
Located in Miami, FL
19th century carved walnut folding scissors Savonarola bench or settee featuring a gentleman in the back. Typical of the Italian Renaissance with carved Florentine backs (no shows i...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Settees

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Walnut

19th Century Pair of Carved Walnut Folding Scissors Savonarola Bench or Settle
Located in Miami, FL
19th century carved walnut folding scissors Savonarola bench or settee featuring a lion shield in the back. Typical of the Italian Renaissance with carved Florentine backs (no sho...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Settees

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Walnut

Wylie & Lochhead, M H Baillie Scott, an Arts & Crafts Glasgow School Oak Settle
By Wylie & Lochhead, Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott
Located in London, GB
Wylie and Lochhead maker, after a design by M H Baillie Scott. A good Arts & Crafts Glasgow School oak wing back settle, with stylized floral carved detail to the top and sweeping s...
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Antique 1890s Scottish Arts and Crafts Benches

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Oak, Oak

English Oak Heavily Carved Settle
Located in Brentwood, TN
A handsome 19th Century English oak settle. Well carved and superb detail. The seat lifts to expose a storage area. There is a cushion made for the seat too.
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Antique 19th Century British Benches

  • English Oak Heavily Carved Settle
  • English Oak Heavily Carved Settle
  • English Oak Heavily Carved Settle
  • English Oak Heavily Carved Settle
H 56 in. W 56 in. D 22 in.
Carved Oak Settle
Located in Cheshire, GB
Carved oak box settle with carved frieze over a panel back the base section with large rectangular lift up seat. All raised up on block feet Dimensions Height 40.5 inches height to...
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Early 20th Century Great Britain (UK) Benches

  • Carved Oak Settle
  • Carved Oak Settle
  • Carved Oak Settle
  • Carved Oak Settle
H 40.5 in. W 45.5 in. D 20 in.
Carved Country House Settle
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Wonderful 17th century carved and naturally pale country house settle, lovely warm finish and great presence, 1690   Dimensions 81 inches (206 cms) wide 21 inches (53 cms) de...
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Antique 17th Century English Benches

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Oak

  • Carved Country House Settle
  • Carved Country House Settle
  • Carved Country House Settle
  • Carved Country House Settle
H 57 in. W 81 in. D 21 in.
Carved Oak Hall Settle
Located in Cheshire, GB
19th Century carved oak hall settle with three panelled tavern scenes back above carved lion arm rests to the lift up seat the base with two green man carved panels raised up on bra...
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Antique 19th Century British Benches

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Oak

  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
H 44 in. W 60 in. D 21 in.
Carved Oak Hall Settle
Located in Cheshire, GB
Oak hall settle the carved paneled back depicting tavern scenes flanked by lion headed arm rests. To the lift up seat with paneled base below all raised up on paw feet. Dimensions: ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Benches

  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
H 39 in. W 48 in. L 39 in.
Antique Carved Oak Settle
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
17TH CENTURY ANTIQUE CARVED OAK SETTLE<br /> <br /> FINE EXAMPLE, FOUR PANEL SETTLE WITH 3 PANELS ABOVE, ORIGINAL CONDITION
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English Settees

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Oak

  •  Antique Carved Oak Settle
  •  Antique Carved Oak Settle
  •  Antique Carved Oak Settle
  •  Antique Carved Oak Settle
H 44 in. W 73 in. D 24 in.
Carved Oak Hall Settle
Located in Cheshire, GB
Oak hall settle the arched top above carved paneled back with foliate motif and tavern scene and lion armrests. To the lift up seat with a paneled base below. All raised up style fee...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Benches

Materials

Oak

  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
H 53 in. W 47.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Carved Oak Hall Settle
Located in Cheshire, GB
A oak hall settle the carved panelled back with foliated motif and scrolling arm rests. To the lift up seat with panelled base below having lion mask decoration raised up on paw feet...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Benches

  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
  • Carved Oak Hall Settle
H 35.5 in. W 49.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Pair of 19th c. French Carved Settles w/ Barley Twist Columns
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th c. French Carved Settles w/ Barley Twist Columns. Each has a storage space below the seat.
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Antique 19th Century French Benches

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Wood

Carved English Oak Settle or Bench
Located in Essex, MA
A boldly carved and well proportioned carved English Jacobean style settle, or bench, the top of the back with the year '1601' carved into the top rail, over inset panels carved with...
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Antique 19th Century British Jacobean Benches

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Oak

  • Carved English Oak Settle or Bench
  • Carved English Oak Settle or Bench
  • Carved English Oak Settle or Bench
  • Carved English Oak Settle or Bench
H 37.75 in. W 73.75 in. D 19.5 in.
Georgian Carved Oak Settle Bench
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Georgian carved oak settle bench seat, 18th century. Solid and strong, with no loose joints. Full of age, character and charm. Would look great in the right location! Lovely small ...
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Antique 18th Century Georgian Benches

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Oak

  • Georgian Carved Oak Settle Bench
  • Georgian Carved Oak Settle Bench
  • Georgian Carved Oak Settle Bench
  • Georgian Carved Oak Settle Bench
H 48.04 in. W 44.1 in. D 23.63 in.
Carved Oak Bench or Settle
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Breton high back carved oak bench, seat or settle in nice condition with the Breton wheel of life to the top and either side of the carved centre panel, the seat is nicely carved whi...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Benches

  • Carved Oak Bench or Settle
  • Carved Oak Bench or Settle
  • Carved Oak Bench or Settle
  • Carved Oak Bench or Settle
H 59 in. W 46.5 in. D 18 in.
Carved Oak Settle with Storage
Located in Woodbury, CT
Deep relief carving decorates much of the surface of this attractive oak settle made from a late 1600s coffer with the addition of the back and arms in the late 19th century. With it...
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Antique 19th Century British Jacobean Benches

  • Carved Oak Settle with Storage
  • Carved Oak Settle with Storage
  • Carved Oak Settle with Storage
  • Carved Oak Settle with Storage
H 45 in. W 45.25 in. D 17.75 in.
Finely Carved English Victorian Upholstered Settles
Located in Pasadena, CA
The small sofa over-upholstered in a latticed salmon upholstery, the arm supports carved with leaves and C-scroll cartouches, the apron with ribbon and flower motif carved to the ho...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Settees

Carved Walnut Leather Savonarola Bench/Settle
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Italian hand-carved walnut Savonarola chair, circa 1880. Having wonderfully carved frame with scrolling arms, aged black leather seat and back, accented with brass roset...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Baroque Benches

Heavily Carved Oak Bench or Settle
Located in Vancouver, BC
Beautiful heavily carved figural box seated settle, bench with intricate carvings on back and front, adorned by carved lion heads. Carved seat lifts up for storage. Shipping will be...
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Antique 19th Century Scottish Benches

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Oak

  • Heavily Carved Oak Bench or Settle
  • Heavily Carved Oak Bench or Settle
  • Heavily Carved Oak Bench or Settle
  • Heavily Carved Oak Bench or Settle
H 47 in. W 42 in. D 21 in.
Late 19th Century Carved Oak Box Settle
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality Gothic revival carved oak box settle, circa 1890. 1 piece, with ornate cornice, profusely carved back rest, depicting mythical heads and figures, swags and linen fold...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Gothic Revival Benches

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Oak

  • Late 19th Century Carved Oak Box Settle
  • Late 19th Century Carved Oak Box Settle
  • Late 19th Century Carved Oak Box Settle
  • Late 19th Century Carved Oak Box Settle
H 62.5 in. W 58 in. D 22.5 in.
19th Century Carved Oak Box Settle
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality 19th century carved oak bench. The top of the bench has four detailed carved panels, each with a description below. The carved scenes are as follows (from ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Benches

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Oak

  • 19th Century Carved Oak Box Settle
  • 19th Century Carved Oak Box Settle
  • 19th Century Carved Oak Box Settle
  • 19th Century Carved Oak Box Settle
H 49.5 in. W 61 in. D 19 in.
A Large & Impressive Painted Carved Mahogany Irish Settle
Located in London, GB
An important Irish carved mahogany and painted settle. Of large proportions and impressive scale. Beautifully carved in the early 18th Century style. Provenance: Bantry Bay
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Early 20th Century Irish Settees

MIDDLE EASTERN SETTLE BENCH WITH CARVED PANELS
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
MIDDLE EASTERN SETTLE BENCE WITH CARVED PANELS
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Antique 19th Century Moroccan Benches

  • MIDDLE EASTERN SETTLE BENCH WITH CARVED PANELS
  • MIDDLE EASTERN SETTLE BENCH WITH CARVED PANELS
  • MIDDLE EASTERN SETTLE BENCH WITH CARVED PANELS
  • MIDDLE EASTERN SETTLE BENCH WITH CARVED PANELS
H 42.75 in. W 56 in. D 22.75 in.
17th Century and Later Carved Oak Box Settle
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality 19th century Victorian Gothic influenced settle, made from 17th century elements. Scrolled arms, with lift up lid for storage. Measures: Height 43 3/4" Width 52" ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Great Britain (UK) Gothic Benches

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Oak

  • 17th Century and Later Carved Oak Box Settle
  • 17th Century and Later Carved Oak Box Settle
  • 17th Century and Later Carved Oak Box Settle
  • 17th Century and Later Carved Oak Box Settle
H 43.75 in. W 52 in. D 20.5 in.
Spanish Hand Carved Pine Settle w/Rustic Charm
Located in Chicago, IL
Awesome petite hand carved Spanish pine box seated settle with unique button design decoration. A perfect size to be utilized a multitude of places, be it the front or back porch for...
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Vintage 1930s Spanish Benches

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Pine

Heavily Carved Oak Bench or Hall Settle
Located in Vancouver, BC
A beautiful heavily carved oak figural box seated settle with intricate carvings on back and front and adorned with carved lion heads. Carved seat lifts up for storage.<br /> <br /...
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Antique 19th Century Scottish Benches

  • Heavily Carved Oak Bench or Hall Settle
  • Heavily Carved Oak Bench or Hall Settle
  • Heavily Carved Oak Bench or Hall Settle
  • Heavily Carved Oak Bench or Hall Settle
H 45 in. W 51 in. D 19 in.
Heavily Carved Victorian Oak Hall Bench / Settle
Located in Vancouver, BC
Large heavily carved oak figural box seated hall bench with four (4) carved arched panels, slope down arms, lift top seat above four (4) carved panels below, ending on bracket feet. ...
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Antique 19th Century Scottish Settees

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Oak

Antique Hall Bench, Entryway Bench, Carved Oak Settle, Scotland, 1880
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique hall bench, entryway bench, carved oak settle, Scotland 1880, Antique Furniture, B1440 Scotland, 1880 Solid oak Original dark oak finish Carved oak paneled back Solid ...
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Antique 1880s Scottish Benches

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Oak

19th Century Breton High Back Carved Oak Box Settle, Carved Hall Seat
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
The settle is intricately carved, the back has a very jolly scene in the centre panel, it is set outside a hostelry and shows a young lady seeing off a gentleman who seems to have ha...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Benches

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Oak

Large 19th Century Carved Oak Box Settle
Located in Martlesham, GB
A superb quality large 19th century Flemish oak box settle that is very well carved, the back having four carved panels depicting tavern scenes, the arms carved with lions with their...
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Antique 1880s Belgian Benches

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Oak

Antique French Hand-Carved Oak Medieval/Renaissance Settle
Located in Chicago, IL
Extremely well executed, this hand carved solid oak French Folk Art settle portrays intricate battle scenes of a much earlier era. Castles, chariots, horses, and warriors shown in mu...
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Antique 19th Century French Benches

Hand-Carved French Settle with Liftable Armrest, circa 1790
Located in Houston, TX
An exceptional settle with a drop-down armrest, circa 1790, found in France. Hand-carved, heavy and solid, the richness of the wood is the most outstanding feature of this already ou...
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Antique 1790s French Benches

Antique French Carved Oak Hall Bench Chest Gothic Settle Pew Renaissance
Located in Shreveport, LA
Direct from France, a heavily carved dark oak antique French pew or bench , stunning detail and superb quality!~ ~Definitely a statement piece for any room, with a height of almost ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Benches

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Oak

17th Century Continental Carved Anglo-Indian or Moorish Settle Bench
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Continental hall settle, the angled arm form having carved finials surrounding the paneled case with rivet fastened metal mounts, having a plank seat with a strap hinged sing...
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Antique 17th Century Asian Anglo-Indian Benches

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Wood

19th Century Anglo Indian Carved Rosewood Settle Bench
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19TH CENTURY ANGLO INDIAN CARVED ROSEWOOD SETTLE BENCH<br /> <br /> STUNNING SETTLE THAT HAS BEEN CARVED ALLOVER.<br /> <br /> FEATURING DOUBLE LIONS ON THE FRONT LEGS AND ELEPHA...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Benches

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Rosewood

Antique Hall Bench, Entryway Furniture, Carved Oak Settle, Scotland 1880, B1003
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique Hall Bench, Entryway Furniture, Carved Oak Settle, Lift Up Seat, Scotland 1880, Antique Furniture, B1003 Scotland, 1880 Solid Oak Construction Original Dark Oak Finish ...
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Antique 1880s Scottish Benches

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Oak

Antique English Hand Carved Oak Jacobean Style Gun Rack and Settle
Located in Charleston, SC
Very rare antique English hand carved oak Jacobean style gun rack and dettle with lower drawer. Used as a "hall seat" and for displaying/storing up to five rifles or shotguns. Pl...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Jacobean Shelves

Materials

Brass

Antique Oak Settle Bench Heavily Carved 19th Century Victorian, circa 1870
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique heavily carved oak settle bench 19th century Victorian circa 1870 Magnificent 19th century profusely carved oak settle with box seat circa 1870, the high back featuring a ...
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Antique 1870s British Baroque Benches

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Oak

Stunning Antique Canopy Settle Bench Charles I Heavily Carved Oak, 17th Century
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Magnificent antique 17th century Charles I profusely carved canopied oak settle, circa 1640 Description: A breathtakingly beautiful, large and imposing antique 17th century...
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Antique 17th Century English Charles II Benches

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Oak

Antique Oak Settle Bench Heavily Carved 19th Century Victorian, circa 1870
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique heavily carved oak settle bench 19th century Victorian, circa 1870 Magnificent 19th century profusely carved oak settle with box seat, circa 1870, the high back featuring ...
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Antique 1870s British Baroque Benches

Materials

Oak

19th Century Welsh High Back Carved Oak Box Settle
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th century Welsh high back carved oak box settle The settle has a superbly carved back panel with fierce Dragons, and further carving at the bottom with the geometric and floral...
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Antique 1890s Gothic Benches

Materials

Oak

Antique French Carved Oak Hall Bench Trunk Chest Settle Renaissance, circa 1900
Located in Shreveport, LA
~Direct from France~ ~Outstanding carvings and versatile smaller size highlight this beautiful antique French carved oak bench. ~Almost 4 ft. length, high back with upper carved ga...
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Early 20th Century French Renaissance Benches

Materials

Oak

c.1880 French Oak & Walnut Hand-Carved Figural Box Seated Settle
Located in Chicago, IL
Unbelievable hand-carved antique French oak and walnut box seated settle with some of the finest figural and mythological carvings we've seen! Absolutely stunning, not only does it's...
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Antique 19th Century French Benches

A 17th Century style carved oak panel back oak settle
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
A 17th Century style carved oak panel back oak settle. The arcaded top rail above two geometric carved panels. Turned and square front legs joined by carved arcaded front rail. 19th...
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Antique 19th Century British Benches

Materials

Oak

19th Century Carved Oak Monks Bench Settle, Hall Table
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th century carved oak monks bench settle, hall table. This unusual piece is known as a Monks Bench, it is fact a settle with storage compartment inside the seat and the back of ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Gothic Benches

19th Century Carved Walnut Folding Scissors Savonarola Bench/Settle
Located in Miami, FL
19th century carved walnut folding scissors Savonarola bench/settee Typical of the Italian Renaissance with carved Florentine backs (no shows in the picture) . This pair created...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Settees

Materials

Walnut

19th century French Carved Oak Hall Bench Pew Gothic Breton Renaissance Settle
Located in Shreveport, LA
Direct from France, a gorgeous antique French hall bench has some of the most intriguing carvings we have seen. It probably was commissioned by an aristocrat, and the carvings had sp...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Benches

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Oak

Carved Settle For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal carved settle for your home. Each carved settle for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, oak and walnut. There are many kinds of the carved settle you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A carved settle is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Baroque, Victorian and Arts and Crafts styles are sought with frequency. Wylie & Lochhead each produced at least one beautiful carved settle that is worth considering.

How Much are Carved Settle?

A carved settle can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,488, while the lowest priced sells for $846 and the highest can go for as much as $5,992.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.