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.
The gothic style has been around for a very long time and undergone many revivals and re-interpretations, as this lecture will show.
A comparison of Elizabethan and Jacobean furniture in terms of its construction, decoration and range.
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.
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.
The history, techniques and uses of veneering, inlay, parquetry and marquetry in decorating furniture between the period 1675 – 1730.
An analysis of the style and construction of fashionable walnut furniture in the post restoration period.
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.
A look into the lives of ordinary people through their ordinary, everyday furniture.