When was the first furniture used?

The first records we have of furniture as we think of it today comes from the Egyptians. At least 4,000 years ago, they were using chairs, tables, stools and chests. Some of the chairs had high backs and arms, decorated with craved animals’ heads. Others were simple square stools with crossed legs which folded together like camp chairs. Egyptians beds were only a framework, often very low. The Egyptians did not use pillows on their beds. They used headrests of wood and ivory.

The Babylonians and Assyrians also had elaborate furniture. Kings and queens rested on high couches with footstools, or sat in high-backed chairs while they ate from high stands and tables.

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Romans liked to fill their houses with objects for decoration, so they needed many kinds of furniture. They used carved and painted wooden chests. They also developed the cupboard, which they used for storing.


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