LANGJ at mail.syntron.com
Thu Mar 2 08:51:16 PST 1995
Regrettably, the chroniclers of the middle ages though little
about documenting the minutia of their culture. The mediaeval
equivalent of shoeboxes and can openers get little press, even
when they are unearthed in old world archaeological excavations.
Some museum catalogs contain detailed descriptions of some of the
articles on display (and in their collections). Most often, the
case is the one that you described, buying an expensive book for
ten pages of material.
The best source that I have found for the material that you are
looking for, is an unofficial publication:
c/o Matthew Power
202 S. Library St.
Greenville NC 27858
This publication (back issues are available) is devoted to the
construction of period furnishings and structures. You may not be
interested in constructing a full sized period great hall (they do
have the plans), but there are details on the construction of
collapsible furniture and other artifacts (I seem to recall trunks,
but even if there has been nothing published that you require, Mr.
Power is a wealth of information). The last time I renewed, it
I'd like to see it (them) when done. . . .
[langj at mail.syntron.com]
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