Topics: Items Through the Ages
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 significance and use of beds from the medieval period through to the 18th century both in terms of their association with the highest level of society and an explanation of why Shakespeare left hiw wife Anne “..my second best bed”! as expressed through the great “State Beds” and also the history of their construction,
The lecture traces the development of the chair in terms of its construction and style from ancient times through to the 19th century and will hopefully surprise attendees with just how much there is to reveal about such a common item of furniture.