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Different forms of furniture in history

For furniture, commonly defined as having edges with fixed or moving objects which are both decorative and functional and which become part of an environment (homes, public places of worship, shops, offices, etc…) However, they can be. properly understood that set of objects that are deliberately selected and configured in ways that harmonize with each other and with the architecture for which they are intended. In the latter case it is an art itself, which is the contribution of more limbs, and that, as “interior architecture” should be considered part secondary architecture. The story of the ego borders as a result, on the one hand with the story: art objects and use, series products (furniture, pottery, lamps and chandeliers, clocks and various instruments, carpets and tapestries, various fabrics, mirrors, frames, paintings, sculptures etc..) and the other with the history of the architect from whose forms, of course, strictly hangs. On the vicissitudes of the ego, in ancient times, the archaeological finds tell us through figurative, written testimony. They are all fragile and perishable and often considered to be secondary and many of them have been lost.

So getting clear representations of the ego in various eras and cultures is sometimes difficult.

Among the Egyptians, the wall decorations of the tombs and temples in the valley of the Nile and abundant objects which are now preserved in museums all over the world, display a taste which is very fine and valuable. Especially at the time of Pharaoh Rairsete II (II millennium BC) the houses were decorated with splendid polychrome, beds, benches, wooden chairs (usually cedar) inlaid with ivory, ebony and precious metals. Cascini and vestments were used in abundance because they were local textile products from crafts, flourishing both in real tessiturache in embroidery. In the Assyrian bas-reliefs of Nineveh there are, in abundance thrones, tables and seats, but are more barbarous and along less refined lines than Egypt. In the island of Crete, the splendid palaces of Knossos and Phaistos were furnished in wood that have been lost: scitanto know, because in stone, the throne of the legendary King Minos, a high-backed chair that certainly was covered with skins or cushions. Multiform were the tableware and kitchen, both of humble materials such as terracotta, and precious metals, carved or machined overhang. In the Greek world objects also revealed more usual taste and refinement: the furniture, as in Egypt, have unequal legs ending in feet and the bed, often with two backs, an important piece of furniture because it was used for persons to lie down in and even to eat, read and converse (a similar function to the triclinium in Rome). Of wood more or less decorated, it had a pillow and mattress which were covered with animal skins or fabrics which were dyed purple. The rooms were also decorated tables and coffee tables, large and small boxes where you put away kit the house, dishes, etc. Lamps and oil lamps, clay or metal, were supported the walls or hung from the ceiling with ties. Etruscan is known from scenes of banquets in frescoed tombs, and tombs that are reproduced in the decoration of walls and structure of the interior rooms of a private home.

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