It’s All Greek (or Latin, or Celtic) to Me: The Origin of Furniture Vocabulary Part II

Last spring we looked at the origin of the names of various pieces of furniture, including chair, table, mirror, and clock.  We have also looked at the history of more specific types of furniture, such as the Pembroke table or corner chair in other posts. Today we are offering round two of this etymological adventure.  … Continue reading It’s All Greek (or Latin, or Celtic) to Me: The Origin of Furniture Vocabulary Part II

Country Calling: A Visit to Aske Hall

We have been looking forward to our visit to Aske Hall for months--and the day is finally here!  Aske Hall is a Georgian country house north of Richmond in North Yorkshire. The first reference to the hall dates back to the Domesday Book of 1066.  In 1578, the Bowes family bought the house and built … Continue reading Country Calling: A Visit to Aske Hall