AN ENGLISH OR WELSH LIMEWOOD HIGH BACK WINGED SETTLE
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AN ENGLISH OR WELSH LIMEWOOD HIGH BACK WINGED SETTLE

EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Details
AN ENGLISH OR WELSH LIMEWOOD HIGH BACK WINGED SETTLE
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
WIth curved elm seat and interior arm rests
59in. (150cm.) high, 78½in. (199cm.) wide, the seat 14in. (36cm.) deep
Provenance
A Quaker Meeting House in Wales
Special notice

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Lot Essay

The use of lime as a furniture timber is most unusual, although it's use for decorative carving on furniture, frames and wall carvings is well known. Viewed from any angle, the particularly curvaceous shape of this fine settle is obvious; seen from the side the back leans outwards, but to counter act this the lower skirt projects outwards in order to prevent the settle form falling backwards. Although most recently from the Quaker Meeting House, this settle would have probably originally been made for a farmhouse or inn.

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