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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > Research Institutes > History and Governance Research Institute > Trade, Retailing and Consumption History Group > Towards an Interpretation of Textiles in the Provincial Domestic Interior: Three Homes in the West Midlands, 1780-1848

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Title: Towards an Interpretation of Textiles in the Provincial Domestic Interior: Three Homes in the West Midlands, 1780-1848
Authors: Ponsonby, Margaret
Citation: Textile History, 38(2): 165 - 178
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Journal: Textile History
Issue Date: 2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27188
DOI: 10.1179/004049607x240761
Additional Links: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/tex/2007/00000038/00000002/art00003?token=005c19bfecc144ff8383a4b3b257b6e7b6d7a6c3859577441472a726e2d58464340592f3f3b5702f9c5eb8a577fd
Abstract: This article explores the role of textiles in the home in the later eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. The methodology adopted is a response to the difficulties of researching homes in this period when probate inventories had largely ceased to be made. Instead of using quantitative analysis, this essay focuses on three case studies of homes where detailed lists allow speculation on the uses of furnishing textiles in these homes. Three themes are identified: conspicuous consumption, domestic ideology and the possible meanings of stored textiles. These themes are explored using recent cultural theories to provide a framework for analysis. (Ingenta)
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: 18th century
19th century
English history
Design history
Cultural history
Social history
Economic history
Commodities
Social status
Textiles
Domestic interiors
Homemaking
West Midlands
Consumers
ISSN: 00404969
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Appears in Collections: Trade, Retailing and Consumption History Group
History

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