Victorian Furniture
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image 1The Victorians desired elaborately decorated furniture. Styles ranged from delicate inlay to ornate carved pieces. The Victorians loved nature and crammed every space with carved birds, animals, flowers and leaf motifs. Popular furniture found in a Victorian room such as the dining, drawing, morning or parlour room were mahogany dining tables, open bookcases and writing tables. Entertaining was important to the Victorian house owner, a drinks cabinet, a piano, games and card tables would of been found. Collecting and displaying ornaments was a popular hobby and sideboards with open shelves to display the crockery and glass fronted corner cabinets to display their treasures.

In the bedroom the four poster was still popular in the early Victorian period but later fashion turned towards the half tester beds and from the 1850's brass beds were a popular choice. A wash stand, set of drawers and a two door wardrobe with drawers below would have been found in the bedroom.

The boudoir comes from the french word bouder which means ' to sulk'. The boudoir was an ajoining room to the bedroom that the victorian lady could sew or read.




1. Mahogany Sideboard 2. Writing desk 3. Walnut Sideboard 4 Walnut wardrobe 5. Half tester bed.

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Useful Links to Articles

BBC Homes - Victorian

Georgian furniture 'made from barn planks': Times Online

Museum Furniture


Youtube: Antique Furniture


Forum Debates

Channel 4 Homes Forum


Useful Research Websites

BBC Homes 1920's:

BBC Homes 1930's

Hidden House History

Francis Frith Photo Archive

The Geffrye Museum

English Architecture: Britain Express

Looking at Buildings: Pevsner Architectural Guides








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