Small Antique English Georgian Carved Oak High Back Hall Bench Settle (Circa 1750)


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Object Description

This is a highly decorative antique English 18th century George II carved settle, with delightful small proportions, circa 1750, constructed with earlier timbers, boasting a stunning colour, in excellent original condition. Ideal for use in the hallway or kitchen.

• Circa: 1750
• Period: George II
• Provenance England, UK
• Item: Settle / Bench
• Wood: Solid Oak
• Constructed with earlier timbers
• Small delightful proportions (4ft wide)
• Rosette & guilloche carved triple panels
• Shaped arms (one stamped NT)
• Solid seat
• Pegged construction
• Solid in joint
• Stunning colour & patination
• Excellent original condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

This is a highly decorative antique English 18th century George II carved oak high back settle, with small proportions, circa 1750, constructed with earlier timbers, boasting a stunning colour, in excellent original condition. Ideal for use in the hallway or kitchen. The settle comprises a mid-height back, with a moulded top rail and two primitive finials with three carved panels below, decorated with the original foliate rosette & guilloche carvings. The sturdy down-swept arms are secured by turned supports to a solid two panel oak seat, with a straight frieze below. The settle stands on primitively turned feet to the front and block legs to the rear, all of which are united by bar stretchers for additional strength. The settle has been constructed in the traditional manner with pegged and joined construction. Interestingly, the left arm and frieze is stamped “NT”, possibly the original owner. It is unusual to see early period settled of his small size, which makes in highly desirable.

The bench boasts a rich dark-brown period oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour, depth and patination this can only be achieved through the age and years of care and cleaning it has received. It is impossible to re-create this colour if it has been re-polished.

This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway or kitchen, in either a traditional or contemporary setting. This item would certainly grace any home and a great investment, as it’s an extremely functional item.

External Height = 106.5cm or 42” or 3ft 6”
External Width = 120.4cm or 47⅜” or 3ft 11⅜”
External Depth = 50.5cm or 19⅞” or 1ft 7⅞”
Seat Height = 45.9cm or 18” or 1ft 6”
Seat Width (inside arms) = 107.5cm or 42¼” or 3ft 6¼”
Seat Width (including arms) = 120.4cm or 47⅜” or 3ft 11⅜
Seat Depth (to start of moulding) = 29.4cm or 11½”
Seat Depth (including moulding) = 32.2cm or 11⅝”
Arm Height = 70.6cm or 27¾” or 2ft 3¾”
Back Height = 61cm or 24” or 2ft

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
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International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This is a highly decorative antique English 18th century George II carved oak settle, with delightful small proportions, circa 1750, constructed with earlier timbers, boasting a stunning original colour, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, frame, sides and drawer bottoms, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The bench has been glued solid and has been traditionally wax polished, by hand, in our workshop, to a professional standard, therefore, the finish, colour and patination is of an excellent standard. The settle retains its original polish, featuring a rich dark-brown oak period colour. It looks like the feet tips have been replaced at some point in the past (not unusual given the age of this settle). The bench is well constructed, solid in joint and is ready to be used.

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