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A late 17th century oak settle-table designed to convert into a table; the removable three-plank hinged top moulded and carved to the underside with incised diamonds, and with shaped cleats, linked with hinge pegs to the shaped arms raised on ball-turned supports; with low panelled back rail above the moulded seat incorporating a lidded compartment with two long panels to the front and rear, and single panels to sides, set within a moulded framework and raised on block feet; English, c.1690. Catalogue description by Victor Chinnery.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/152

  • Date

    c. 1690

  • Material

    wood oak

  • Measurements

  • Length

    1.42 metres

  • Width

    660 mm

  • Height

    740 mm

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust