Bedroom

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post bed

Post Bed (Double) and Truckle Bed
(can be bought individually)
17th century onwards.  A simple bed, often accompanied by a small bed on wheels that was stored underneath.  Both beds are strung as they would have been at this time.
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Post Bed (Double)
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Truckle Bed
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panelled cradle

Panelled Cradle
16th century onwards.  As above but with finials fixed to aid rocking.  The rockers can be removed to enable the cradle to stand on its legs.
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post bed

Single Post Bed
As above but a single rather than a double.
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clothes press

18th Century Clothes Press
18th century onwards.  The forerunner of the modern wardrobe.  A large cupboard with a drawer below.  Inside the cupboard was split into two parts:  one part with shelves for folded clothes and the other with pegs on which to hang clothes.
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four poster bed

Four Poster Double Bed
16th century onwards.  A strung canopied bed with a high panelled headboard between two plain posts and with two decorative posts at the foot.  Curtains would normally be hung to enclose the bed for warmth.
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1/24th scale bedroom furniture
wardrobe

19th Century Wardrobe
Late 19th century onwards.  The next stage after the clothes press.  The inside of the cupboard now has just a single rail on which to hang clothes and a large drawer below in which to store folded clothes.
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washstand

Washstand
Mid 18th century onwards.  Used to hold a jug and basin for personal washing.  There was a wooden splash board around the top to protect the wall from water.
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With jug and basin - 19

Towel Rail

Towel Rail
Mid 18th century onwards.  Used alongside the washstand for hanging towels.  The pair of rails at the top could be used to dry a wet towel by hanging it across both rails.  Supplied with two towels.
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Close Stool (Tudor toilet)
16th to 17th century.  A wooden bucket within a wooden box with a hinged lid.  Only used in well-to-do homes where servants would empty and clean it.
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close stool
Post Bed
Truckle Bed
Jug&Basin

Jug & Basin
A simple jug with basin, frequently used with a bedroom washstand for washing in the days before plumbing.  Available in pink, blue or green.
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Stuart-Clothes-Press

Late Tudor/Early Stuart Clothes Press
Early 17th century.  Most people of this era kept their clothes in chests or on pegs on the wall.  The more affluent had this early form of clothes press.  The bottom of the press was open inside to be used like a chest, while the top section had pegs to hang clothes from.
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Toilet-Mirror

Toilet Mirror
18th century onwards. Before dressing tables became common, a freestanding mirror would be placed on top of a table or chest of drawers to be used when ‘making one’s toilet’ - the act of washing and getting dressed, hence the name toilet mirror.
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Pot-Cupboard

Pot Cupboard
18th century onwards.  Before the installation of toilets inside houses, a chamber pot was used at night.  It was sometimes kept under the bed but quite often a special cupboard was used to hide it from view.
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Chest-of-Drawers

Chest of Drawers
18th century onwards.  The chest of drawers derives its name from the early chest, which was basically a box with a hinged lid.  Later, came the mule chest, which had a drawer at the bottom of the chest.  It was called a mule because it was a hybrid between the old chest and what was to become the chest of drawers, i.e. a chest entirely taken up with drawers and without an opening top.
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