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The quality of this piece shines through, as demonstrated by the three pairs of cupboard doors, all with raised fielded panels, and five of the same raised fielded panels repeated to each side.
The main cupboard section, with iron hooks on the back, was traditionally associated with storing bacon after it had been cured - hence the name bacon settle. To what extent pieces were actually used in this way is unclear, but certainly the space would be have used for hanging clothes in later times.
Lovely full length back boards, showing signs of finish and polish. This piece could originally have been free-standing in a room near to a fireplace, creating a warm cosy area away from draughts. The angled shaped would also have contributed to creating a screen around the hearth.
A collector’s piece with wonderful character and perfect proportions.
|Height||75.00 inch||(190.50 cm)|
|Width||47.50 inch||(120.65 cm)|
|Depth||27.00 inch||(68.58 cm)|
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