A unique and internationally renowned scholarly journal
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Furniture History, the journal of the Furniture History Society, is an extensively illustrated scholarly journal issued annually to members.

It is the only journal devoted to the history of furniture from all parts of the world and is internationally recognised as authoritative.

Subjects range from the work of individual makers and designers to aspects of interior decoration, domestic economy and trade practice. Contributions have been made by the leading scholars in the field. From time to time, single issues are devoted to individual subjects or notable articles published in special editions.Potential contributors should contact our Hon. Editor in the first instance via

The search functionality on this page can be used to find articles in all issues of the Journal. For Journals up to 2009 links are then provided to access the Journal on JSTOR. Please note that the Society is actively working with JSTOR to ensure up-to-date Journal availability online and we expect to complete this over the coming months. 


We have experienced some difficulties with the distribution of the 2016 FHS Journal.  If you did not receive your copy, please contact Keith Nicholls at

Volume LII - 2016
Olivia Fryman Coffer-Makers to the Late Stuart Court, 1660 - 1714
Laurie Lindey Thomas Warden (c. 1660 - 1701) and Cane Chair-Makers in the City of London
Christiane Ernek-Van der Goes 'En Bordure De Glace Marquetrie' - Verre Églomisé Mirror Frames from the Royal Palace of Dresden
Jonathan Harris Handled with Care
Lisa White Rum Puncheons, a Chariot, and two Bedsteads: Furniture for Barbados Newlyweds, 1770
Jerzy J. Kierkuć-Bieliński Beyond the 'True Taste': Robert Adam, Sefferin Nelson, and Chinoiserie at Kenwood
Sharon Goodman Modesty Prevails: Mayhew & Ince's Commission for Sir Thomas Edwardes at 17 Edwards Street, Marylebone
Eric Detoisien Jean Nicolas Cheneaux: A Production Usurped by Furniture History
Charles Sebag-Montefiore A Regency Collection: Luke Foreman (1757 - 1814) and his wife Mary (1764? - 1834)
Christopher Rowell and Wolf Burchard François Benois, Martin-Eloi Lignereux and Lord Whitworth: leasing, furnishing and dismantling the British Embassy in Paris during the Peace of Amiens, 1802 - 03
Laura Houliston 'The Value of Good Design': Alister Maynard's furniture at Eltham Palace