Ever wondered how Georgians paid for goods? Could they ‘buy now, pay later’? And what happened to those who partook of a little five-finger discount? Answer your burning questions on money matters right here…
For the enterprising shopkeeper and hard-working craftsman in the eighteenth century luxury market, life was often a perilous balance between solvency and bankruptcy.
A rise in shoplifting in the early-eighteenth century reveals a darker side to the market for desirable goods, with thieves risking the potential punishment of death.
Eighteenth-century customers had no need to leave their homes to furnish their grand houses, with the wealthiest clients commissioning eminent craftsmen to fulfil their interior dreams.