18th Century English Elm and Ash Bacon Settle Cabinet with Attached Bench

This bacon settle with attached bench will definitely have your guests talking. These large settles would have been situated close to the fireplace. In order to benefit from the warmth of the fire, the back is made as a cupboard space, and such compartments are traditionally associated with the hanging of bacon when curing it. This particular piece is made of highly figured elm and ash of remarkable color and rich patination. Paneled doors hide shelves inside and the bench opens for additional storage. Perfect for a mud room or converted barn.


West Country England, circa 1780


75" H   47" W   28" D