Chairs, Beds, and Tables: Evidence for Furnished Interiors in Hellenistic Greece

by Dimitra Andrianou

Hesperia, Volume 75, Issue 2
Page(s): 219-266
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25067984
Year: 2006


This study presents the archaeological evidence for chairs, beds, and tables from excavated domestic and funerary contexts in Greece dating from the 4th to the 1st century B.C. The author's principal aim is to present and analyze the evidence for domestic furniture in its primary location, and to discuss issues related to the organization of interior space. Because tombs often preserve furniture and furnishings in good condition, the evidence they provide is carefully examined as well. Methodological issues concerning the limitations of textual and iconographic evidence and the state of publication of so-called minor objects are also addressed.