Arrowback Settee

Arrowback settee restoration before and after

This is an arrowback settee (circa 1840) with a single plank seat. It had been stored in the client’s barn for several years and needed re-gluing and refinishing.

We were able to tighten the loose legs and stretchers by injecting glue into their joints. A crack in the seat was shimmed and also glued. The old scratched up finish was then removed and all was sanded, stained and sealed with a couple coats of hardwearing varnish. The photo below shows some close ups of before and after refinishing.

Arrowback settee refinish before and after

There are a lot of parts that make up this antique arrowback bench (settee) and everything matched up nicely when it was all done..

Arrowback settee spindles

Arrowback settee

Norfolk CT
This 19th century arrowback settee was restored for a Norfolk CT client.