The oldest known samples of furniture were found in Egypt in the royal tombs of the III century BC. This is the wreckage of caskets made of ebony, inlaid with ivory, malachite and turquoise. There were also found in the first the history of mankind stools, one of which was even collapsible. Stools are made of wood and the legs in the form of the hooves of animals carved from elephant tusks whole. The ancient Egyptians are also 'sponsored' beds and chairs.
The first furniture created by man, was tough and very functional. Only the Egyptian pharaohs could afford to sit in a chair decorated with gold plates and complex carvings. Great, unpretentious but in everyday life, the Greeks invented GEL – original boxes, which served both couches and benches. But in the palaces and country villas of the nobility in ancient Rome, even the furniture was too luxurious, decorated with carvings and inlays, gold and colored enamel. In the quest for luxury and the Romans used the new materials for furniture production – bronze and colored marble, from which made benches and tables with mosaic tops. A Roman artisans for their houses created a convenient and inexpensive furniture, woven wicker.
Much later chair, table and bed was born wardrobe. It happened in the Middle Ages in the Gothic castles of feudal Europe. The prototype it was chest-chest, which tried to pull up an abundance of stored items and turned into a closet, just taking one of the main places in the hierarchy of the furniture.