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Tavern settle
English, late seventeenth century
Found in the Cotswolds,
and possibly made there
Oak frame with chestnut boards,
all riven and adzed
H. 60", L. 72", D. 22"

This settle is a rare form featuring a back that lowers and converts to a table. The construction of the settle suggests that it was made by a housewright, which would not be unusual at the time. The settle was built for an inn and tavern in the Cotswolds region of England, where it remained for three centuries. The wear and color variations of the patina speak volumes as to the many people who sat and enjoyed each others’ company during their travels through the countryside.

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