Ancient Greek Furniture Facts. Carvings and inlays were used and although they used ivory tortoise shell glass gold and other precious materials the furniture wasnt overly decorative. The Greek history of furniture can be traced back to the heritage of Egyptian furniture evolving into softer lines subtle and elegant curves and more attention was given to comfort.
Greek furniture styles were simple elegant and tasteful. A desk was never a part of the Roman furniture. Jewelry coverings and fruits predominantly quince were hidden alongside the clothing for protection.
Jewelry coverings and fruits predominantly quince were hidden alongside the clothing for protection.
In 1738 and 1748 excavations of Herculaneum and Pompeii revealed perfectly preserved Roman furniture. The range of styles of furniture grew with the increased knowledge of the craftsmen as new materials and techniques became available overseas trade and the economi. The andron was furnished with reclining couches. Although carving and inlays were used furniture was not over-decorated.