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Alstons Furniture – A Short Background

The Alston family has been involved with furniture for over two hundreds of years. As considerably again as 1776 there had been Alstons repairing furniture in their Chelsea workshop. The existing family’s immediate ancestors started off the company that turned the Alstons Furniture company we know these days in Sudbury, Suffolk. William Alston (1839-1919) and […]

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The Wardrobe – A Background

The term wardrobe appears to originate from the previous Northern French ‘Warderobe’ – warder (to glance after or guard) robe (garment). Wardrobes are often referred to as an armoire, this is just the French phrase used for a standing closet employed to hold outfits. Before wardrobes, clothing was frequently stored in trunks or chests it […]

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