Trestle Table & 2 Benches
16th cent. (Tudor) onwards.  A long table designed to seat all the family.  The table top rested on trestles, which were fixed in place by a central stretcher.  During the early part of this period it was usual to sit on benches or settles; chairs were rare.
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16th cent. (Tudor) onwards.  Often positioned by the fire in the living room/kitchen.  A high back and sides to keep draughts away. 
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Cottage Table and 2 Chairs
18th cent. (Georgian) onwards.  A basic planked table and two simple ladder-back chairs with wooden seats.  These would have been made by local carpenters for the ordinary working classes.
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lathback windsor chair

Lath-back Windsor Chair
Mid 19th century (Victorian) onwards.  Developed from the comb-back stick chair.  Laths had replaced the earlier sticks and were topped by a heavy rail.  The legs are joined by a H-shaped stretcher.  A popular seat in cottages and smaller homes, and for servants in better class houses.
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stick back chair

Country Stick-back (Comb-back Windsor) Chair
18th cent. (Georgian) onwards.  Stick-back chairs were made in country areas by local carpenters for many years before they were mass-produced and became known as Windsor chairs.  This, the earliest type, had plain stick legs and a plain seat.  It is also known as a comb-back chair because the tall sticks at the back resembled a wide-toothed comb.
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Scrubbed-Top KitchenTable

Scrubbed-Top Kitchen Table
Mid 19th cent. (Victorian) onwards.  This table has an opening drawer for utensils.  The pine top provided a useful work surface, which after use would be scrubbed down, hence the pale colour.
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Box Chair
16th cent. (Tudor) onwards.  Chairs were rare in this period and only the well-to-do possessed them.  They were limited to the Lord and Lady in the large hall and may be in their bed chambers.  The carved oak box type (very upright and uncomfortable looking) was in general use until the late 16th century.
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A-frame Table
12th cent. (Medieval) onwards.  A basic table on which to work and store food.
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Boarded Stool
14th cent. (Medieval) onwards.  Stools were the most usual form of seating until chairs became more commonplace during the mid 17th century.
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Gate-leg Table
Mid 17th cent. (Stuart) onwards.  The gate-leg table came into being when the size of rooms became smaller and could no longer accommodate a large trestle table.  They have remained popular ever since. 
Available fixed in open or closed positions.
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Drop- leaf Table
Mid 18th cent. (Georgian) onwards.  A small rectangular drop-leaf table with cupboard.  Available fixed in open or closed position.
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Wooden Winged Armchair
Mid 18th to mid 19th cent. (Georgian/Victorian). The primitive forerunner of the upholstered winged armchair.  This type was particularly popular in the north of England.
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side table

Low Side Table
18th cent. (Georgian) onwards.  A low side table with an opening drawer and designed to fit against a wall.  It had H-form stretchers in keeping with tables of this period.
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Splat-back Chair
18th cent. (Georgian) onwards.  The splat-back chair has a ‘leather’ seat in either red or green.  State which when ordering.
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Rocking Windsor Chair
Mid 19th cent. (Victorian) onwards. The same as the Windsor Comb-back chair listed above but with rockers attached.  The rockers were made separately in the factory to fit any Windsor chair.
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Butler’s Tray & Stand
Late 18th cent. (Georgian) onwards.
Choice of four different trays.
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tables & seating

Dining Chair
Mid 19th cent. (Victorian) onwards.  These chairs are based upon the dining chairs in the main room of Beatrix Potter’s home, Hill Top, in the Lake District.
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