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FURNITURE, 17TH CENTURY DISPLAY

17th Century display 1

Exhibition number: Displays 17

Most of the furniture that once filled the homes of Ceredigion was made by local craftsmen.

The post and panel OAK SCREEN was rescued by Mr John Jervis, Bryneithin, when Morfa Bychan, a house on the coast three miles south of Aberystwyth was demolished; it was given to the Museum by the Geological Survey. The screen would originally have separated the main room or hall of the house from two small rooms behind it; it is one of these small rooms that is depcited here.

The carved oak chest, or coffer, was used to store blankets, linen, clothes and family treasures. It comes from Cwmystwyth and is of the 17th century.

The carved Bible box has a lock and key.

The primitive low "CARDIGANSHIRE CHAIR" is probably of the 18th century.

The thirty hour clock is from the earliest period of clock manufacture: note it has only the hour hand.

The cwpwrdd tridarn is a three part cupboard, more common in north Wales than south, for storing food and utensils for cooking.

The table, although simple in design, has doweled mortice and tenon joints.

The use of pewter in Wales was rare: it was expensive and imported from England.

OAK SCREEN, 17th CENTURY DISPLAY

OAK TABLE

LONG-CASE CLOCK, THOMAS EVANS,

COURT CUPBOARD (THREE PIECE)

CHEST

CHEST OR BIBLE BOX

FURNITURE DISPLAY, INTRODUCTION

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