I previously mentioned chair-back settees and how they can, with a modicum of forethought, be effectively created from extant side chairs. The settee in figure 1 is one such conversion.
The chairs’ front legs appear to have been simply screwed together; however the three individual crest rails have been replaced by one solid rail (figure 2).
The three separate rear seat rails have been skilfully linked together with dovetailed spacers (figure 3).
The chairs are probably Irish and it heartens me to think an Irishman also carried out this wonderful metamorphosis.