Dating royal copenhagen vases
One unique outgrowth of post-modern furniture design is a return to natural shapes and textures.
A range of unique stone furniture has been excavated in Skara Brae, a Neolithic village in Orkney, Scotland.
Furniture design expanded during the Italian Renaissance of the fourteenth and fifteenth century.
The seventeenth century, in both Southern and Northern Europe, was characterized by opulent, often gilded Baroque designs.
Furniture is also used to hold objects at a convenient height for work (as horizontal surfaces above the ground, such as tables and desks), or to store things (e.g., cupboards and shelves).
Along with the other arts, the Italian Renaissance of the fourteenth and fifteenth century marked a rebirth in design, often inspired by the Greco-Roman tradition.
A similar explosion of design, and renaissance of culture in general, occurred in Northern Europe, starting in the fifteenth century.
The earliest surviving carpet, the Pazyryk Carpet was discovered in a frozen tomb in Siberia and has been dated between the 6th and 3rd century BC.
Civilisation in ancient Egypt began with the clearance and irrigation of land along the banks of the River Nile, At this period, Egyptians in the southwestern corner of Egypt were herding cattle and also constructing large buildings. The inhabitants of the Nile Valley and delta were self-sufficient and were raising barley and emmer (an early variety of wheat) and stored it in pits lined with reed mats.Complex construction techniques such as joinery began in the early dynastic period of ancient Egypt.