This simple oak chair dates from the late 18th century and is part of the furnishings of the main bedroom in Robert Burns' last home in Burns Street, Dumfries. It is typical of the style of domestic furniture which his family would have owned. It was well furnished and comfortable with a carpet and long case clock in the parlour. The bedroom was furnished with a box bed and the small cast iron fireplace had a sandstone chimney piece. The floor was of wood, carpeted with rugs. Robert Burns and his family moved into this house in May 1793. Their standard of living was good and they employed a maid servant. The house had a parlour, kitchen, two bedrooms and even a small study where Burns could write.

CountryUnited Kingdom
CollectionBurns Scotland
Year1750-01-01 - 1800-12-31
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Subject Termspoetry, Robert Burns