Chapter

Furniture

Renata Ago

in Gusto for Things

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2013 | ISBN: 9780226010571
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226008387 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226008387.003.0004
Furniture

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This chapter examines furniture ownership of people in seventeenth-century Rome. The analysis of Roman inventories reveals that Romans had a name or designation for every room in the house and that the furnishings of one room were clearly distinguished from those in another even during the first decades of the seventeenth century. It also discusses the valuation of furniture and the shift in taste in domestic spaces during the eighteenth century.

Keywords: furniture ownership; rome; furnishings; room; valuation; domestic spaces

Chapter.  9129 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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