Settles Photos

Settles are benches with high backs framed with baffles to protect sitters from drafts. Antique versions, found in pioneer homes, were usually rustic and built to face a fireplace. Arts & Crafts settles became a trend around 1900.

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Pine settle curved for stability & designed to trap heat around sitters at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Cradle & settle before fireplace at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Settle at Thomas Griswold House. Guilford, CT.Cooking fireplace with utensils & settle at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT.
Pine settle (mid-18th C) curved for stability & designed to trap heat around sitters at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Cradle & settle before fireplace at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Settle at Thomas Griswold House. Guilford, CT.Cooking fireplace with utensils & settle at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT.
Settle with shelf at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Basement slave quarters fireplace with cooking devices & table which tilts up to become settle bench at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Roycroft settle bench at Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY.Church canon's room represents 1500s with settle & altar at Provand's Lordship. Glasgow, Scotland.
Settle with shelf at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Basement slave quarters fireplace with cooking devices & table which tilts up to become settle bench at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Roycroft settle bench at Roycroft Inn. East Aurora, NY.Church canon's room represents 1500s with settle & altar at Provand's Lordship. Glasgow, Scotland.
Chair with wings to keep away drafts at Castletown House. Ireland.Chair with woven draft protection at Kellie Castle. Pittenweem, Scotland.Porter's chair with enclosed woven rope back to shield drafts plus simple side chair in housekeeper's room at Georgian House museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Hall settle by Charles Francis Annesley Voysey & made by J.S. Henry of England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Chair with wings to keep away drafts at Castletown House. Ireland.Chair with woven draft protection at Kellie Castle. Pittenweem, Scotland.Porter's chair with enclosed woven rope back to shield drafts plus simple side chair in housekeeper's room at Georgian House museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Hall settle (c1899) by Charles Francis Annesley Voysey & made by J.S. Henry of England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Red upholstered settle in library at Fyvie Castle. Turriff, Scotland.Settle by Charles Rennie Mackintosh with panel by Margaret Mackintosh made by J&W Guthrie of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Settle column detail by Charles Rennie Mackintosh made by J&W Guthrie of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Settle panel by Margaret Mackintosh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Red upholstered settle in library at Fyvie Castle. Turriff, Scotland.Settle (1895) by Charles Rennie Mackintosh with panel by Margaret Mackintosh made by J&W Guthrie of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Settle column detail (1895) by Charles Rennie Mackintosh made by J&W Guthrie of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Settle panel (1895) by Margaret Mackintosh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
White fireplace with settle by Charles Rennie Mackintosh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.White painted settle with reproduction cushions & hanging by Charles Rennie Mackintosh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak settle by Wylie & Lochhead displayed during Glasgow International Exhibition at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Arrangement of fireplace, wall panels & settle in drawing room at Hill House. Helensburgh, Scotland.
White fireplace with settle (1900) by Charles Rennie Mackintosh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.White painted settle (1900) with reproduction cushions & hanging by Charles Rennie Mackintosh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak settle (1901) by Wylie & Lochhead displayed during Glasgow International Exhibition at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Arrangement of fireplace, wall panels & settle in drawing room at Hill House. Helensburgh, Scotland.
Upholstered settle by C.R. Mackintosh with replicas of antimacassars embroidered by Margaret Mackintosh in drawing room at Hill House. Helensburgh, Scotland.Fireplace with tile squares & built-in settle with thistle motif in main bedroom at Hill House. Helensburgh, Scotland.Bookcase settle by Frederick H. Meyer at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Arts & Crafts cabinet settle by Frederick H. Meyer at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Upholstered settle (1904) by C.R. Mackintosh with replicas of antimacassars embroidered by Margaret Mackintosh in drawing room at Hill House. Helensburgh, Scotland.Fireplace with tile squares & built-in settle with thistle motif in main bedroom at Hill House. Helensburgh, Scotland.Bookcase settle (c1904) by Frederick H. Meyer at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Arts & Crafts cabinet settle (1898-1902) by Frederick H. Meyer at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.

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