And not only in Austen's time
Posted by Caroline on September 22, 1997 at 16:23:42:
In response to Redocoration from "Jane Austen in Style", written by Jane Elizabeth on September 22, 1997 at 14:10:19
] According to this book (see bibliography link) as newer furniture was purchased, the older pieces were moved upstairs into the bedrooms. There were fewer distinctions between furniture for living areas and furniture for bedrooms then, so tables, chairs, etc. were useful in both areas. The book surmises that this was how the jappanned cabinet ended up in Catherine Morland's room at Northanger Abbey.
Did you realise you have just given an exact description of the redecorating process at Thornfield Hall, Jane E?
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