Difference between revisions of "12th Century furniture"

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==bedrooms==
 
==bedrooms==
Very few furnishings to sit on, for example from the lay of [[Graelant]] (trans weingartner)
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Very few furnishings to sit on, for example from the lay of [[Graelant]] (trans weingartner line 70-71)
 
 
[the queen called Gaelant to her chambers and intending to seduce him]
 
[the queen called Gaelant to her chambers and intending to seduce him]
 
She had him sit next to her<br>
 
She had him sit next to her<br>
 
On a carpet beside her bed;<br>
 
On a carpet beside her bed;<br>
   
Dejoste li soir le fit
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Dejoste li soir le fit<br>
Seur .i. tapit joste son lit;
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Seur .i. tapit joste son lit;<br>
   
 
It seems likely that no couches were kept in the chamber, although the above passage does not exclude a chair or bench.
 
It seems likely that no couches were kept in the chamber, although the above passage does not exclude a chair or bench.
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==bedlinnen==
 
==bedlinnen==
 
Beds were covered with 2 sheets, blankets and then a coverlet.
 
Beds were covered with 2 sheets, blankets and then a coverlet.
Coverlets could be extremely richly made, displaying one's wealth, as we can see from this example from the Lay [[Graelent]] (trans Weingartner) where Graelant's luck has just changed and his servant brings new very rich possesions:
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Coverlets could be extremely richly made, displaying one's wealth, as we can see from this example from the Lay [[Graelent]] (trans Weingartner) where Graelant's luck has just changed and his servant brings new very rich possesions: (line 377-381)
   
 
The servant took down his trunk;<br>
 
The servant took down his trunk;<br>

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