Well, this is the piece of furniture which brought a huge grin to my husband's face last week. We popped into a house clearance shop in town. There was nothing there of interest to us until we spotted this poor unloved settle, though the lack of an arm wasn't obvious until a big box was moved off it. Not that something like that bothered Keith . . . It's 17th C, probably Welsh and has seen better days. It looks like it may have been knocked over as the seat is split, but Keith will mend that and also the split panel on the back. Apparently the arm was taken off by the landlady's behest so it fitted into a corner . . . I would have thought that would have weakened it, so I'm not taken in by that tale. The strengthening bars between legs and seat are added later too, and the back legs are replacements spliced in - probably to replace ones weakened by woodworm.