Pear Tree Gallery

Kitchen Scene
from the Hours of Catherine of Cleves
15th Century
There is a simple frame chair with rush seat and a barrel chair. The cooking is done on an open hearth and there is a minimum of kitchen fittings: a wall shelf holds plate and a small mural cupboard with pierced door holds other items, possibly spices and precious ingredients. The floor is tiled but there is also a woven rush mat.