You may be wondering what on earth a settee is, and you’re not alone. I don’t think I ever heard the word before I bought my first one. When I asked my girlfriend if she knew what a settee was, she replied “A what?” None of my friends had ever heard the word either, so what exactly is it?
Start by picturing a scene from an old movie. Perhaps there is a furniture item in a drawing room or under a large window that looks somewhat like an old-fashioned love seat. Sometimes these seats have backs and sides. On other occasions, they may have had sides but were without backs. These furniture items are usually made from wood with leather upholstery, although they can also be upholstered in fabric. This is an old-fashioned settee.
Hand Carved Storage Settee - Mahogany
Dimensions: 39.5 W x 19 D x 34 H Finish: Dark Mahogany Material: Camphor Wood Mahogany Finish Hand Carved Storage Settee Bench This beautifully crafted storage settee is laced with exquisite detail hand-carved into solid wood. The seatback is topped with a floral centerpiece embraced by symmetrical scrolls that lay the groundwork for the heavily carved floral patterns on three panels set into the seatback. The seat itself opens to reveal hidden storage for blankets, crafts, or other miscellaneous items that measures 15.5″ long, 34.5″ wide, and 3.5″ deep. On the face of the seat, there is additional carving that is comprised of circular medallions in a horizontally repeating pattern. The detail is finished off with the front legs that are hand-carved to give the appearance of rivets on top with a traditional clawed foot design on the bottom. This bench is truly one of a kind and is sure to be a prized possession in your home. Assembly Required.
Trento Slipper Love Seat Ivory
The contemporary design of the Trento Slipper Loveseat combines sophistication and elegance into a functional and artistic addition to virtually any home décor. The Trento Loveseat features a black metal frame, ivory faux leather, and an elegant tufted back. Double-needle stitching gently accents the upholstery. The faux leather has the same look and feel as real leather but is more durable and much easier to maintain.
Camille Armless Settee - Grandin Road
Craft a cozy atmosphere with our Camille Armless Chair & Settee. With its intimate size, this seating arrangement won’t overwhelm the room, yet invites you to gather for conversation. Classic style and fresh color transform easily transforms your room into something fresh and appealing. Sleek hardwood frame. Elegant wingback. Plush cushions. Spot clean.
Most settees may look as if they were made during the year 1920 or 1930 but they are still being produced today. A leather settee is a much more popular choice than cloth upholstered versions and they are nearly all framed in wood. The reason they look old is that they have been designed to look that way.
When someone chooses to purchase this seating option, it may be for a few reasons. Perhaps they want a piece of furniture that reminds them of a previous era, conjuring up images of afternoon tea and movie star glamor. Maybe they want a seating option for multiple people that provides a more formal setting than you would normally get with a couch. Sometimes they want a status symbol in the form of an impressive item of leather furniture. Leather looks expensive and exudes quality and a good quality settee will be a beautiful item.
Leather settees are one of the highest quality pieces of furniture when it comes to seating that you are able to buy. Certain leather chairs are also of great quality but do not have the same look and feel like a good leather settee. If you choose to purchase a settee with a recommended manufacturer, you can have the reassurance that you are receiving a high-quality piece of furniture.