Approaches to Household Inventories and Household Furnishing, 1500-1650

Michael Pearce

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    Abstract

    Inventory texts are structured and patterned by social priorities as interesting as the artefacts described. Reconstructing those priorities leads to a better understanding of the significance of furnishing within architectural planning. This article presents the hall as central to the demonstration of inequality of wealth and power within sixteenth- and seventeenth-century elite domestic architecture and, using inventories which have not been closely examined before, identifies and explains the role of the key furnishings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)73-86
    Number of pages14
    JournalArchitectural Heritage
    Volume26
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

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