The Joint Stool as Hiding Place

It would be nigh-on impossible to find a house in the early modern* period that didn’t have  a “joynt stool,” “joyned table” or “joyned forme.” [...]

A Bus(wo)man’s Holiday

For the first time in seven years, I’m taking an actual vacation. Sort of. My neighbors have agreed to feed the cats, so I’m packing up my car and heading to Pittsboro, N.C., at the [...]

I Took You For a Joint Stool

This circa 1670 joint stool is from Wallace Nutting’s “Furniture Treasury.” I’ve been reading a bit of Shakespeare lately (everyone should have a hobby, no?), and in [...]

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