Wm Burges style Gothic Settle


new William Burges Gothic Revival painted and gilded gold 'Zodiac' settle bench new William Burges Gothic Revival painted and gilded gold 'Zodiac' settle bench

The 'Zodiac' Settle

This really is a Gothic stunner. It was based on a Wm. Burges original. Although shown partially finished (above Left), the finished piece is very striking. It has a very strong architectural feel. The seat lid opens for plenty of storage, the seat could also have a cushion for extra comfort, as the original had. The top of the columns hold either church candles ( which reflect beautifully off the Gold background ), or could be wired for electric lights.
The top panel incorporates Burges' Signs of the Zodiac Medieval figures dancing a breakdown either side of Sol, on a gold leafed ground.


William Burges Gothic Revival painted and gilded gold 'Zodiac' settle bench William Burges Gothic Revival painted and gilded gold 'Zodiac' settle bench

William Burges Gothic Revival painted and gilded gold 'Zodiac' settle bench William Burges Gothic Revival painted and gilded gold 'Zodiac' settle bench

new William Burges Gothic Revival painted and gilded gold 'Zodiac' settle bench new William Burges Gothic Revival painted and gilded gold 'Zodiac' settle bench

The piece is extensively painted & stencilled all over, typical of Burges's best furniture. Above left shows the inspiration for this piece, Burges's original Zodiac settle - We have measured drawings for this & could reproduce it if you have deep pockets! This new settle is quite a slim piece, and would sit happily in a hallway, but could look just as good in a modern loft apartment to give some character and focal point. Overall size; ht 70" x w65" xd17.5". Made to order.



Gothic Gothique painted carved wooden settle bench seat with pre-raphaelite painted figures, furniture

This is another turn of the century settle we greatly admire, and would love to make it for an interested client. The original was actually a Bishop's settle, painted around the turn of the century, with a Byzantine flavour and Pre-raphaelite style back panels. The main colour was Ivory. The use of cushions are optional, but do add to the richness, comfort and look of the piece.

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