This simple oak and pine chair dates from the late 18th century and is part of the furnishings of Robert Burns' last home in Burns Street, Dumfries. It is typical of the style of domestic furniture which his family would have owned. Their standard of living was good and they employed a maid servant. Well wishers would often send the family game or country produce and occasionally barrels of oysters. Robert Burns and his family moved into this house in May 1793. The house had a parlour, kitchen, two bedrooms and even a small study where Burns could write. It was well furnished and comfortable with a carpet and long case clock in the parlour.
|Year||1750-01-01 - 1800-12-31|
|Subject Terms||poetry, Robert Burns|