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Furniture History Part I

The existence of furniture has been known since the development of non-nomadic cultures. Furniture survives from Neolithic Period and after antiquity having evidence like paintings, wall paints like an wall Mural found in Pompeii, and some statue.

Guest Room Set

Guest Room Set

Neolithic Period
In the Neolithic Period, furniture has been excavated in a village in Skara Brae known exist from 3100 BC ago. Many furniture build using stone as the materials, stone considered to be a readily material that could be worked easily to make a furniture for the house. Each house having stone furniture like cupboards, beds to selves, and seats that shows the level of sophistication and generally equipped with some extensive of stone furniture. Stone dresser was used to be the most important stone furniture. Dresser to symbolically placed at house entrance, meant to be the first thing that seen when entering the house. This dresser may used to display kind of symbolic objects, like artworks or sculptures.

Cedric Dining Set

Cedric Dining Set

Classical World
At Classical World, furniture has been excavated from 8th-century BC in Gordion, Turkey. There are pieces of table and inlaid serving stands was found here. In Ancient Egypt found furniture like 3rd-century BC beds in Tarkhan as place for the deceased, a c. 2550 BC gilded bed and two chairs from the tomb of Queen Hetepheres I, and many more kind of furniture like boxes, beds, and chairs from century 1550 to 1200 BC from Thebes. Ancient Greek furniture design begin from the 2nd millennium BC, including beds and the klismos chair. Both furniture not only known as its extant works, but also by images on Greek vases. An excavation in Herculaneum and Pompeii at 1738 and 1748, there are found Roman furniture, preserved in the ashes of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D to the eighteenth century.

There are still many more of the furniture history. We will write it in the next articles. Knowing furniture story is fun and enjoyable, and would be better reading on a teak furniture. Order Now

Furniture History Part II