FURNITURE• The Romans used chiefly cedar and veneered their furniture with olive, box, ebony, Syrian terebinth, maple, palm, holly, elm, ash, and cherry.• Roman furniture consisted of the chair, a square seat with X-shaped legs ; the bisellium, or double seat ; the solium or special chair for the use of the head or ruler of the household• footstools, bench, the cathedra, a chair used by women ;• table; bed and couch were also in use.• Couches were frequently covered with tilts and curtains, arranged so that they could be carried as litters by slaves. Many articles of furniture were of bronze
BED AND COUCHES• The main item of Roman Furniture would be a bed on which the Roman slept, rested and even received visitors• Couches were used that were similar to the beds for sitting on during the day and eating meals
CHAIRS• Chairs were not often found though a wealthy Roman woman might have a cathedra, which was a chair with a sloping back. She would have used this when putting on her makeup, receiving visitors, and resting.
TABLES• Tables were used but were lightweight items, often with folding legs.