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,

Furniture History is sent to FHS members every year as part of their subscription package.  To become a member, please navigate to our Membership page.  If you are not a member, and would like to consult an article, Furniture History - subject to a three year moving wall - is accessible on JSTOR

Alternatively, the FHS holds a limited stock of some copies of past issues which are available to non-members and members for purchase.  For further details, please click here.

Volume LVIII - 2022

The search functionality on this page can be used to find articles in all issues of the Journal.  Issues of Furniture History are available on JSTOR subject to a three-year moving wall.

Megan Shaw The Duchess of Buckingham's Furniture at York House
Christoper Rowell The Carved Room at Petworth Revisited and Grinling Gibbons as an Auctioneer, Dealer and Collector
Kee Il Choi, Jr From lieux to meubles: Chinese woodblock prints and French marquetry of the 1770s
Irene Alessandra Meneghetti Transfer Printing on Wood: research and replication based on two side tables attributed to Joseph Schneevogl
Sarah Medlam Fit for a Prince: Seddon's cradle for Shiloh, the Prince of Peace, the expected child of Joanna Southcott
Rufus Bird John Girdwood: a modern Edinburgh antiquary
Clive Stewart-Lockhart Betty Joel (1894-1985): a British designer and furniture maker of the inter-war years