Furniture Examples From All Around the World
Furniture generally refers to movable, removable objects designed to support various human functions such as eating, seating, and sleeping. Furniture generally includes chairs, tables, dressers, cupboards, side chairs, beds, stools, couches, wardrobes, nightstands, and other forms of furniture. Furniture is also commonly used to hold various other objects in a convenient height for working, to store items, or simply to be placed at a certain level for practical use. Furniture can also be a piece of artistic expression and is often considered an artistic creation.
There are numerous types of furniture available, from the simple to the complex, from the common to the exotic. The most common types of furniture are those made from wood, but another less-frequently-used material, metal, is also common. Examples of wood furniture include European furniture such as the sofas and chairs; Victorian furniture such as tables and chairs; china furniture; and antique furniture such as beds, dressers, and antiques found in antique shops or through period museums. Examples of metal furniture include such familiar pieces as dressers, desks, chests, wardrobes, and chairs.
Furniture examples found in state and national museums all over the United States are considered antique and may require special registration. Some antique pieces are sold without any certificate, while others may carry a certificate of authenticity. Furniture examples that were created in the US include chairs and tables from the Independence Square, Washington, D.C., and the Laskan Center for the Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. European-made furniture is also readily available, and examples include tables and chairs from the Gothic revival architecture of the Netherlands, the French Chateau Marais, and the Vitruvian Renaissance villas. New England furniture, created for example byisans working on their families’ farms, may not be considered authentic, but visitors to museums can often see how the family originally lived, including the types of flooring, window treatments, and other accessories.