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Vernacular furniture 1600-1800

Vernacular Furniture 1600 to 1800

A look into the lives of ordinary people through their furniture.  Most furniture in museums and books is representative of the wealthier social classes and so tells us little about the living conditions of the “humbler classes”. Vernacular, in the sense of ‘every day’ and ‘common’, furniture was seldom “crude” or “primitive” and often displayed as much sophistication in construction and design as more costly items.

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