The History of Furniture in Cumbria

Regional Furniture , the Journal of the Regional Furniture Society, includes a number of illustrated articles on aspects of the history of furniture in Cumbria ; volumes 1 (1987) to 30 (2016) are available online, free of charge, with later volumes being made available online free of charge three years after their publication; accordingly, vol. 32 (2018), which includes an article by Peter Brears on the ‘Social History of Oak Furniture in Cumbria’ , will become available online to non-members in 2021. Articles in past journals include those on ‘Furniture for the Settle-Carlisle Railway’ (vol. 14, 2000), William Collingwood’s Lake District interiors (vol.14, 2000), ‘Fitted Press Cupboards and Built-in Wall Cupboards of the Lake District’ (vol.24, 2010), and ‘Saving the Great House Press; Observations made during the dismantling and rebuilding of a Seventeenth Century built-in Lake District press-cupboard’ from Troutbeck which is now in the Armitt Museum (vol. 28, 2014).

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