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Modern oak Farmhouse Settle

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Modern Farmhouse Settle

Our Modern Farmhouse Settle is a contemporary take on an old vernacular design, complete with storage under the seat, and draws inspiration from the architecture and landscape of Dorset.

A settle is traditionally described as a long wooden bench with backrest and arms originating in Europe in the 10th century. It was apparently derived from the chest, a resemblance often retained, with additional elements based on the monastic choir stall. The height of the backrest varied considerably and sometimes extended down to the floor.

By the 15th century they had become standard articles of furniture in inns and taverns. It survived mainly in rural areas throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, before becoming popular again with the historicizing movements in design during the early part of the 20th century, especially in the United States.

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We aim to keep a wide selection of our furniture on display at our showroom in Marylebone, Central London, or at our converted showroom barn in the heart of the west country, just north of the historic town of Shaftesbury.

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