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Moss Cottage Bedroom

Bedrooms were usually small and dimly lit, with a bed, storage chests for clothes, a screen to dress behind, and sometimes a washstand and a vanity.  Everyone folded clothes, even dresses, for storage until in the late 19th century airing out textiles was considered good […]

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Leather Settee

Leather Settee

There was not one dominant style of furniture in the Victorian period.  The Victorian era is known for its interpretation and eclectic revival of styles taken from various time periods in history like Gothic, Tudor, Elizabethan, English Rococo, and Neoclassical.

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Mixing Bowls and Lace Curtains

THE MODERN HOUSEHOLDER‘S list for “cheap kitchen furniture” in 1872 included a few of the items on display in the Moss Cottage kitchen:  one deal table (deal was a name for a cheap wood, often a low-grade pine) and a yellow bowl for mixing dough […]

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