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Roman senators sat on benches while the consuls had the privilege of sitting on curule chairs (which are not shown in the fresco). In addition to the arrangement of the seating, Cesare Maccari's Cicerone denuncia Catalina contains other errors, among which are the location of this particular meeting and Cicero's (apparent) age. The seating depicted is the ...


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Furniture has of course been in use for thousands of years before the advent of Christianity. The earliest excavation of furniture artifacts in Britain were found in Skara Brae, Scotland. It is estimated to be from 3100-2500 BC. Due to lack of wood, the inhabitants are thought to have compensated by use of stone as the artifacts included: Stone beds Stone ...


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Some writing surfaces existed, more like an easel than a table though. Example: and Even as far back as ancient Egypt.


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Not in the way you would think. The Romans did not use furniture unless they were very rich. Even items like the curule chair which magistrates used were very simple with only a small amount of wood. Of course, desks did exist for secretaries to the emperor and people like that, but a modern desk would have been very expensive in Roman times. Ordinary ...


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The chairs are called curule chairs. This painting is a romantic painting. It is anything but accurate. What it shows is how Victorians thought or would like it to be. Roman senators brought their own curule chairs to the meetings of the senate. Or more accurate: their servants brought them. ** I'm not sure if they sat on benches or brought their own ...


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SHORT ANSWER The available sources suggest that even Iron Age roundhouses had some basic furniture such as benches and that, among the poor at least, the quantity (and probably the quality) of furniture did not change much for many centuries, perhaps until as late as the 16th century. DETAILED ANSWER Although our knowledge of furniture in the homes of ...


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The person who answered this question might want to learn some basic woodworking. The Romans invented the workbench, planes and other tools for woodworking. Not being electric did not make them primitive. In fact, a woodworker will tell you that the 'primitive' style tools and techniques like those used in the Roman era are better for most projects because ...


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Yes. The sella curulis was: "... the seat upon which magistrates holding imperium were entitled to sit. This includes dictators, magistri equitum, consuls, praetors, censors, curule aediles, and the promagistrates, temporary or de facto holders of such offices. Now, it is important to note that: "No ancient authority defines imperium" [Sherwin-White,...


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Chairs have always been in use. There are chairs in Tutankhamen's tomb. The Romans used high-backed chairs extensively especially by women, which were called a "cathedra." Our word "cathedral" comes from this word, a cathedral being the "seat" of a bishop. Such chairs were also in use among the Greeks. Ancient Roman chair.


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I believe in English such a thing would commonly be called a "blanket box" tho I think these are generally more for storage than transportation. The ones we have in my home do have handles so I suppose they are fit for both purposes. I have also heard used the terms "blanket chest" and "linen chest" which would imply larger size and/or greater sturdiness....


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