1/48th kit tudor/medieval settle seat, quarter scale
1/48th quarter scale tudor/medieval settle seat.
Size: 3 cms long x 2.5 high x 1.3 cms wide.
Flat packed in kit form and ready for you to colour and decorate to your choosing.
I combine postage, so please send me a message to discuss.
Settles are commonly movable, but occasionally fixed. The settle shares with the chest and the chair the distinction of great antiquity. Its high back was a protection from the draughts of medieval buildings, protection which was sometimes increased by the addition of winged ends or a wooden canopy. It was most frequently placed near the fire in the common sitting-room.
Constructed of oak or other hardwood, it was extremely heavy, solid, and durable. Few English examples of earlier date than the middle of the 16th century are extant; survivals from the Jacobean period are more numerous. Settles of the more expensive type were often elaborately carved or incised; others were divided into plain panels. They were commonly used in farmhouse kitchens or manorial halls. Its vogue did not long outlast the first half of the 18th century.
Designed and laser cut by Raptoor.