Antique Furniture in Cumbria
Cumbria is an area of natural beauty in Northern England, bordering both English and Scottish counties. Among the counties that Cumbria borders is the county of Lancashire, which is famous for its antiques heritage – although Cumbria offers several notable antiques of its own.
Despite being a large county in terms of size, Cumbria is sparsely populated, featuring just six districts, including Carlisle. Cumbria is also relatively new as a county, despite a heritage that includes part of Hadrian’s Wall, as it was only made into a county in 1974.
Thanks to Cumbria’s rural setting, its inhabitants have a love of country style furniture when looking for their antiques. Large, sturdy antique furniture in Cumbria is highly popular for this reason. The rural setting of the county also makes Cumbria an area of great beauty, being home to the famous Lake District – which itself has inspired many producers of marquetry furniture, Arts & Crafts furniture and other artists.
Even though Cumbria is relatively new as a county, the area is not, playing an important part in Britain’s ancient history dating as far back as Roman times. You can follow the path of Hadrian’s Wall in the north of Cumbria, where many historical and antique items have been found over the years.
Cumbria is also convenient for people looking for antique furniture in nearby Lancashire, or even from Scotland.