Furniture

Furniture
  
 
Throughout Europe during the Middle Ages, furniture for the majority of people consisted of a few basic, functional items. A cottage might contain a stool or two, a simple table and a wooden box in which to store a few possessions. It was not collected in any serious way until the mid 1800’s and it was not until the early years of the 1900’s that furniture began to be appreciated as a work of art in its own right rather than being catalogued only as part of the chattels when the contents of a house came up for sale.
 

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