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But it is clear that there were many wellestablished goods which represent less rapidly changing aspects of the economy and of consumers’ lives. It is also significant that these were either furniture or goods with functions in food preparation. There were more varied patterns of change among the things that were unusual in 1675. Some showed little or no increase; book ownership, for instance, changed very little in aggregate, although this was made up of substantial increases in London by 1725 (from 18 to 56 per cent) and other towns of all kinds (from 20 to 36 per cent) and decline in rural areas (from 18 to 13 per cent).
GROWTH Patterns after 1725 Can the same kinds of patterns and distinctions be made after 1725, when inventories become too rare to sample? Two examples illustrate that they can, at least until 1750. 9 The output of pictures and prints increased from the 1740s, so that ownership of such things could have continued to grow as it had done earlier in the century, and there is no reason to suppose that the expansion in the numbers of households who owned them did not continue after 1725. The capacity of the pottery industry also represents some of the complexities in the patterns shown by this group of goods, for it did not expand very much overall between 1725 and 1745, but this was the result of a mild decline in the established branches of delft and coarse earthenware, and the growth of new types of pottery.
Houses also had movable goods which were, by our standards, sparse, although less so than they had been in the earlier part of the seventeenth century. There were increases in domestic utensils and furnishings by the early eighteenth century, and some houses had a wide variety of such things, but many did not. Van Aken, c. 1720 (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford). The best and most realistic illustration of a middle-rank lifestyle. could be. Paintings and engravings of domestic interiors show that tables were laid for meals in very simple ways, ornamentation was rare, curtains at windows were unusual, armchairs and carpets were confined to a very few houses, and there were 7 8 INTRODUCTION generally few pieces of furniture.