Leather settle


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

Joined settles of walnut and leather appear to have been produced only in Philadelphia. While they varied considerably in some elements of their design, they were generally configured to shield the sitter from drafts. Their high backs were either covered in leather or paneled, and protection below the seat was provided by extending the back down to the feet, as in this example. The leather on the back of this example is original, while the seat upholstery is an old replacement.

Leather settle, Black walnut, American

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