Wooden Furniture in Herculaneum: Form, Technique and Function
Brill Academic Pub, 1999 - Antiques & Collectibles - 321 pages
This study presents an overview of the wooden furniture that has come to light since the rediscovery of Herculaneum in the 18th century, with an emphasis on the form, function and the techniques employed. The combination of comments in the excavation reports with the information derived from the surviving pieces of furniture and fittings made of other materials as well as indications for the presence of furniture in the architecture and decoration of the houses, offers a representative idea of the role of wooden furniture in the interior arrangements of the houses at Herculaneum.
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1st century Abies alba aedicula altezza ambiente amphora appendix appliques archivio storico atrium bed legs bedframe biclinium Boscoreale bronze Buxus carbonized Casa a Graticcio Casa del Mobilio Casa del Sacello century B.C. chest couch cross-rail cupboard decoration Decumanus Maximus depictions Descrizione door edge elements entablature Ercolano examples excavation reports Fascicolo Faust find spot floor fragments frame frammenti front Greek Grid Hellenistic Herculaneum cat.no hinge segments Insula Orientalis larghezza lato left-hand legno carbonizzato letto lunghezza Maiuri metal Mobilio Carbonizzato mortise-and-tenon joints moulding Museo Nazionale Napoli oggetti original Osso ovest panels Pannuti paraffin-wax parete pavimento piano superiore pieces piede piedi Plin Pompeii preserved rack rails rear reconstruction Richter right-hand Roman Ruggiero scavi side side-rail stato stile stretchers survived tabletop terracotta triclinium trov uprights vetro Vitruvius wall Wallace-Hadrill wood wooden furniture woodwork joints written sources