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Luxury Scavenger Hunt

This picture shows some luxury goods that were popular in England in 1647. How many different things can you find in this picture? (Click on it to see a larger view.)


Now look below at the chart of luxury items from seventeenth-century England.


How many of these are still popular today?


Do we still think of them as luxury goods?


Can you find any of them in your home?




chocolate jewels silk
coffee lace silver
crystal lacquered furniture sugar
fans leather tapestries
fur marble tea
glass paintings tobacco
gloves pearls velvet
illustrated books porcelain watches




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Wenceslaus Hollar.  A Group of Muffs. Etching, 1647

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