Furniture and Woodwork

Browse the Museum's Furniture and Woodwork artefacts

This collection consists of Irish made furniture commonly found in traditional homes. It includes chairs, dressers, settles, presses and small wooden chests and containers. 

It also contains smaller items of woodwork, such as turned wooden bowls; stave-built items, such as noggins and churns; and carved wood pieces, such as butterprints

Further Reading

Claudia Kinmonth, Irish Country Furniture, 1700-1950, Yale University Press, London, New Haven, 1993

Nicholas Loughnan, Irish Country Furniture, Irish Heritage Series no. 46, Eason & Son Ltd., Dublin, 1984

John Teahan, Irish Furniture and Woodcraft, Country House in association with the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, 1994

Claudia Kinmonth, Irish Rural Interiors in Art, Yale University Press, London, New Haven, 2006

The Knight of Glin & James Peil, Irish Furniture: Woodwork and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest Times to the Act of Union, Yale University Press, London, 2007

David Shaw-Smith (Editor) Traditional Crafts of Ireland,  Thames and Hudson, London, 2003.

Ken Kilby, Coopers and Coopering, Shire Publications, 2004. 



Irish Country Furniture FAQs

Irish Country Furniture FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Museum's furniture and woodwork collection