A William and Mary
period carved Oak Marriage Settle, initialled and dated " WS 1702 ". The
upper back rail with carved wording " Maye Plentye and Grace be in this
Place ", above a panelled back depicting initials WS, Male portrait,
Female portrait and date 1702. The ends with shaped arms above a two plank
seat resting on three turned front legs and three stile back legs united
by stretchers. Of Joyned construction, fabulous colour and patina,
excellent condition with various minor scratches, bumps, dents etc
consistent with age and use. Originally the seat of this settle would have
been strung, the holes in the front and side seat rails being visible (
see photos) where the ropes were threaded through to support a cushion.
The planked seat was probably placed in the 19th Century and displays good
colour and patina.
Nationwide delivery excl Scotland and Isles £70 to £90
Dimensions: 187 cm wide, 58 cm deep,115 cm high, 44 cm from floor to seat, seat depth 46 cm.