Some of the earliest pieces of furniture in the collection are from the seventeenth century: the large oak dower chest, joined only by pegs or dowels is dated to 1666.
One of the main furniture rooms displays a large selection of the Dorothea–Pughe collection from the house of Ynysgain, near Cricieth. Despite being made locally and using locally grown timber, pieces such as the Italianate style chairs reflect fashions from London and abroad. Other items from Ynysgain include a long oak dining table and chairs, bureau, dresser, tri darn cupboard, a bible box, ceramics and a number of large oil portraits.
In contrast, the ‘Welsh kitchen’ display has examples of less prestigious furniture like the oak settle by the fire place and the wooden cradle.