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David Weaver
piece of furniture look like for a middle class purchaser (I know the middle class wasn't that much of a thing yet, so perhaps whoever was just above it if that's what it took to afford furniture).

There are examples of 16th or 17th furniture here in the carnegie museum that are just divine, and I've heard George more than once say that at the top end of the work spectrum, things were being cheapened by the 18th century, but I can't imagine anyone other than the most wealthy and church officials (who were apparently great customers for furniture coked up with other peoples' money) would be able to afford the high-end work.

We don't talk much about furniture that anyone other than wealthy folks had.

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