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A Guide to Five Eras of Furniture Design Throughout History

Early american furniture styles

For the important role that furniture plays in our everyday lives, we’re never taught much about its place in history. Furniture has dramatically evolved since prehistoric times, when humans became non-nomadic and first began to use stone as chairs and beds.

Here are five of the many ways furniture material types and design have evolved throughout history:

Ancient Greek furniture (2000 BC – 300 BC): Most of our knowledge of the furniture used by the Ancient Greeks comes from their own depictions found on urns and vases. The Greeks were influenced by the Ancient Egyptians at first, with rigid, rectangular designs — but once they developed their own style, they created more flowing and curved designs with their furniture material types.

Medieval English furniture styles

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