FURNITURE
   Analysis of original artifacts and artistic representations has shown a range of Etruscan furniture, which included six types of couch (kline), six types of throne, and a range of folding seats, stools, and footstools. Given the funerary or artistic context of most of these types of furniture, they can be considered the preserve of the elite.

Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. .

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