A survey of the development of English oak furniture in terms of its construction, style and decoration from the medieval period through to the end of the 17th Century.
A study of furniture from medieval to Tudor times referring in particular to its construction, decoration and usage and also to continental influences affecting its development.
3: Gothic Furniture from medieval times to the 19th Century
The gothic style has been around for a very long time and undergone many revivals and re-interpretations, as this lecture will show.
4: Elizabethan & Jacobean Furniture
A comparison of Elizabethan and Jacobean furniture in terms of its construction, decoration and range.
5: On Cupboards and In Drawers: When is Cupboard Not a Cupboard?
An explanation of the development of cupboards and chests of drawers in terms of their use, social significance, and their construction and decoration from mediaeval times to the 18th Century.
6: From Joinery to Cabinet-Making
The development of joinery as a method for constructing furniture from medieval times to the end of the 17th century and its comparison with that of cabinet-making.
7: From Veneering to Marquetry
The history, techniques and uses of veneering, inlay, parquetry and marquetry in decorating furniture between the period 1675 – 1730.
8: The Age of Walnut 1660-1740
An analysis of the style and construction of fashionable walnut furniture in the post restoration period.
9: Splendiferous Furniture of the Late 17th Century
An appraisal of the courtly ceremonial splendour and function of furniture of the post-Restoration period, with reference not just to its design, construction and decoration but also to its fabulously expensive upholstery.
10: Vernacular Furniture 1600-1800
A look into the lives of ordinary people through their ordinary, everyday furniture.