Cottonian Collection Furniture
The items of furniture in the collection largely relate to the library and the needs of the collector.
The furniture dates from the 17th and 18th centuries and stores thousands of the collection’s volumes and prints. They include the fine bookcases especially commissioned to house the library and an Italian collector’s cabinet.
Thanks to a project supported by the Arts Council England’s Designation Development Fund, further research and conservation has been carried out on this collection.
Access the furniture online
- View the catalogue records for all furniture items
- View the findings of research and conservation in our Cottonian Furniture Guide below
Cottonian Furniture Guide 2014 [12.8MB] – this is a large file and could take a long time to download.]