Viking IKEA

Several more items of furniture have now been made from the Viking Age IKEA catalogue, to complement the Oseberg ship burial bed in the back room of the longhall. A low table is based on a find from Sala Hytta (grave 4) and a three legged stool copied from a find from Lund, both from 10th century Sweden. Similar stools are known from Viking York and Dublin. The wedged tops of the feet on both pieces have yet to be trimmed off. Mike’s latest carving has also arrived, based on the carvings of an exquisite 11th century walrus ivory quill pen case found in London (see the images on the British Museum website).