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A late 18th-century oak settle; the high-standing panelled back with two rows of four diamond-carved panels in channel-moulded framework; the scrolled arms with baluster-turned supports; the moulded plank seat with lifting central lid above three conforming front panels and framework; further single conforming panels to the ends, and three more to the interior; English, North Country, c.1760 (incorporating an earlier bed tester c.1680. originally with eight diamond-carved panels, partially dismantled and adapted); later bracing behind one upper rear panel, patch to rear of top rail,lower front panel patched, bottom boards replaced, rear feet tipped.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/30

  • Date

    c. 1760

  • Material

    wood oak

  • Measurements

  • Length

    1.33 metres

  • Width

    0.4 metres

  • Height

    1.42 metres

  • Location

    Hall's Croft - Kitchen

  • Credit line

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