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Gothic Settles More
Gothic settles were first created in the 12th century, with the trend of these unique pieces of furniture lasting until around the 16th century.
But what exactly is a settle? Basically, a settle is a wooden bench with a high back and armrests at either side that can usually seat 3-4 people at once. They are inspired by chests. When people realised how convenient chests were within their homes, they wanted something similar for their seating as well,which is why many settles feature storage under the seating area.
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For the other rooms in the house there were designated pieces of furniture such as centre tables and larger side table designs or sideboards that were used in the living or dining rooms.
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Antique Oak Settle More
Antique Chopping Board as Coffee Table? More
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Regal Antique Oak Chairs More
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From the World of Antique Seating: Oak Settles More
Antique sofas, armchairs, and a whole variety of antique dining chairs such as Windsor chairs, ladder back chairs and the like are the kinds commonly heard of. But antique settles are unusual and not as common as their other seating counterparts. What exactly are they then?
A few quick facts about antique settles;
They are wooden English antique benches often featuring a high back and open arms, typically constructed using oak primarily or other woods that were locally sourced. Antique settles originated somewhere around the early 17th Century.
Eclectic Antique Side Tables More
English Oak Refectory Table More
Pieces with Interesting Provenance More
Country House Dresser More
English Medieval Sculpture More
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17th-century Trestle Table More
16th-Century Portraits More
Tudor Oak Lion Newel Post Finial More
Three 16th Century English Tudor Oak Panels More
17th Century Oak Draw-leaf Centre Table More
Sourced from a private Cheshire collection, this table goes as far back as the 17th Century and yet is sturdy and flawlessly fabulous. This beautiful table is perfect as a centre table or even a small cottage refectory table.
How Important is Provenance With Antiques? More
Pair of Rare and Unique Limestone Finials More
17th Century Oak Sculpture of St. Nicholas More
Who was St. Nicholas?
St. Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra, a Christian monk from the third century A.D. He is considered to be the patron saint of children. Although much of the details about the life of St. Nicholas are uncertain, there are quite a few fold legends centred on his life. St. Nicholas day is celebrated on the 6th of December, which is believed to be the day of his passing. Apart from children, he is also considered to be a patron saint of sailors, wolves, and pawnbrokers, amongst many others.
Romanesque Sculpture of Madonna More
15th Century Nottinghamshire Alabaster Relief Sculpture More
Have a look at this extremely rare English Nottinghamshire Alabaster Relief Sculpture from the 15th Century. Nottinghamshire alabaster refers to the small English religious carvings that were seen during the 14th Century right through to the early 16th Century.
17th Century Portrait Of A Nobleman More
14th Century English Oak Sculpture More
What is a Lectern? More
Stunning Pair of Roof Angels More
The sophistication seen in the wooden roof structures of the time were simply outstanding - adorned with intricate decorations such as roof angels. Original designs were often decorated with large prominent angel figures carved in wood. Some were finished in their natural wood colour, while some were often colourfully painted. In common, all the figures were carved beautifully with intricate details.
How Using Antique Portraits Can Enhance Your Space More
What kind of antique extending tables are available? More
These tables open up by pulling the leaves which usually rest under the tabletop. These tables are equally functional with the leaves extended or not extended.
Stunning Large and Classic Refectory Table More
For contemporary homes, if you are looking for an antique table that is more formal looking than a farmhouse table, a refectory table is a great choice. Amongst the various options of antique refectory tables, you will find many stunning alternatives that are individual and handcrafted.
What exactly is a candelabra? More
The term candelabra comes from the Latin word candelabrum, which means a candle-tree. This type of candlestick gets its name for the very reason that the candle stand comes with many branches or arms to hold multiple candles, and often resembles a tree.
Are you looking for a statement side table? More
Here are our favourites amongst the many small side tables we have in stock. These are pretty items that can have a great impact on the aesthetic elegance of your space.
The Alluring Charm of 15th-century Antique Elm Chests More
The best thing about elm chests is their unashamedly rustic appearance, which is all thanks to the quality of the wood. They might not have the formal appeal of oak chests, but they do have a very earthy appeal, consistent with well-used pieces from days gone by...
Choose an Antique Cricket Table From Our Collection More
Ever wondered where the cricket table got its peculiar name from? The origin is more guesswork and reading the different possible explanations that have come up over the years. But we will have a go...
Opening the door to an excellent variety of antique oak cupboards More
Take our antique cupboards, for instance. Check out are superb current availability.
Selection of Beautiful 17th and 18th Century Side Tables More
Depending on what you are looking for, be it wanting to add a touch of class with an interesting piece, needing a functional surface to use or display your wares, or a bit of both - you can decide on your options.
Decorate your home with dark and rich oak furniture More
Shop English oak counter tables with us More
Counter tables are similar to sideboards and buffets.
With these kinds of tables, the words servers, sideboards and buffets are often used interchangeably. Although the furniture has slight variations in style, on the whole, the appearance is quite similar. Counter tables can be used in versatile ways in the modern home. The pieces that we have in our stock are very elegant looking and decorative.
The best 17th century pewter Candlesticks More
Candlesticks are a type of decorative accessory that can add a magical glow to your home.
Placed individually or in groups, on the mantel or the dining table or anywhere else in the house, these will look classic and add an elegant touch to any decor.
Candlesticks from the past are all the more appealing with the sense of drama that they can instil into a decor. Groups or a pair of classic candlesticks can give your space a timeless look.
Find a collection of antique oak armchairs More
Period Oak Antiques is home to a collection of antique oak armchairs, all of the finest examples and some very rare.
The armchairs in our stock are genuinely majestic and will look stunning in any room you choose. If you are looking for a chair with some artistic flair and brilliant style, you must have a look at our collection. Our oak armchairs in dark colours are all loaded with charm and style and will make a great focal point.
Choose a unique antique oak cupboard for your contemporary home More
Antique cupboards are versatile pieces of furniture and can be used around contemporary houses in versatile ways. We have a great mix of 15th, 16th and 17th century antique oak cupboards in different shapes and sizes to suit all kinds of design themes. These belong to the different style periods such as English, Gothic and Tudor.
Buy 17th Century candlesticks at Period Oak Antiques More
If you are looking for some classic examples of the 17th Century candlesticks, we have quite a few in our collection.
Decorate your home with an antique candlestand More
Antique candle stands come with characteristic appeal that that can achieve a unique effect wherever they are placed. Maybe adding a sense of drama or mystery…
Find a Rare Early 15th Century Brass Candelabra, UK More
The candelabras of the 1800’s in brass or silver were the star of the evening dinner table and provided both illumination and decoration for meal times. The candelabra was a very important part of the household along with candlesticks, right until the end of the 18th century when light fixtures came into being.
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Antique Oak Sculpture at Period Oak Antiques More
16th Century Antique Oak Chests and Coffers More
Our selected collection often includes medieval chests, carved oak chests and army trunks belonging to the 15th century onwards.
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Antique Medieval Chests More
Over the centuries the wooden chest and trunks have been the most common and functional pieces of furniture found in every home. During the medieval times, the wealthy nobles would own a number of chests which served the purpose of both furniture and luggage. Over the years and with the intended use, the simple storage chests have evolved into various different styles depending on the uses.
Choosing the Right Type of Antique Buffet More
These traditionally used to sit next to the walls of the dining rooms and were primarily used for serving food. The cupboards under provide ample space for storage of cutlery and dishes. In the modern homes these can be put to versatile functional uses. Apart from being functional these are full of charm and character that look very elegant in the contemporary homes.
Tips for Choosing Antique Oak furniture More
Choose Antique Oak Coffers From Period Oak Antiques More
These elegant pieces of furniture were commonly used in the olden days as storage pieces and now still make a handy storage accessory.
A Guide to Antique Carvings More
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Decorate your home with an antique dresser More
There are different kinds of antique furniture items that you can incorporate in your home to bring in the feel of the old world. Antique dressers are one such kind of furniture items that are packed with an aesthetic appeal and are at the same time functional.
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Rare Medieval Oak Sculpture More
When the reformation of the churches cathedrals and sacred sites of England occurred in 1530 under the reign of Henry the V111 all devotional medieval works of art were destroyed by huge bonfires or smashed to smithereens in all towns and cities of England.
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A magnificent Royal oak chest from the 15th century More
This imposing ‘great chest’ was made in northern France towards the end of the 15th century and has intricate carving on the front. It is in wonderful condition, thanks to standing in a royal palace for hundreds of years, until Queen Juliana of the Netherlands gave it to a baroness from one of the country’s oldest families.
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THREE RARE 15TH CENTURY SCOTTISH MEDIEVAL OAK MISERICORD CHAIRS, ARGYLL WESTERN HIGHLANDS . CIRCA 1470. More