Navigation 

Royal Furniture
  Ancient furniture
  The Middle Ages
    From A.D. 476 to 1453
    Chair of St. Peter
    Charlemagne
    Scandinavian work
    Anglo-Saxon work
    Influence of Civilisation
    Coronation Chair
    Penshurst Place
    Furniture in France
    Ordinary Furniture
      Scribe or Copyist
    German work
    French Gothic
    English Gothic
  The Renaissance
  Jacobean Furniture
  Eastern Furniture
  Rooms & Decoration
  French furniture
  Chippenbale
  1800-1850
  1851-1899
  Laura Ashley Furniture
  Outdoor Furniture

Ordinary house Furniture



The furniture of ordinary houses of this period was very simple. Chests, more or less carved, and ornamented with iron work, settles of oak or of chestnut, stools or benches with carved supports, a bedstead and a prie-dieu chair, a table with plain slab supported on shaped standards, would nearly complete the inventory of the furniture of the chief room in a house of a well-to-do merchant in France until the fourteenth century had turned. The table was narrow, apparently not more than some 30 inches wide, and guests sat on one side only, the service taking place from the unoccupied side of the table. In palaces and baronial halls, the servants with dishes were followed by musicians, as shewn in an old miniature of the time, reproduced here.





















Copyright 2009-2010 by http://royalfurniture.org