Furniture today is a very familiar element. Its journey traces back to the prehistoric period when humans had just started farming and adopting permanent settlement. The earliest farmers made stone furniture such as cupboards and beds. They lived in stone huts. This was basically the birth of the magnificent designs of furniture that we know today.
The affluent Egyptians owned palatial homes with very attractive wall paints and tiles which also had wooden chairs, beds tables, storage chest as well as wooden head rest. Inside the poor man’s mud house, were brick benches, reed chest and wooden pegs for storage. Furniture, even for the wealthiest Greeks was very usual. A rich Greek’s home had a dresser used to display expensive cups and couches which they also used as beds. Posh Romans in their early days used very tactfully carved furniture. They also had couches where people sat while they ate. Furniture was expensive even for the rich Saxons. Beds belonging to the Thanes (upper class Saxon) had straw mattresses and pillows while the poor slept on the floor. They had heavy wooden benches and tables >>>
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