Some of the earliest pieces of furniture in the collection dates to the seventeenth century although the collection spans through to the twentieth century. The large oak dower chest, joined by pegs or dowels only is one of the earliest pieces, dating 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 using locally grown timber, some furniture, such as the Italianate style chairs reflects fashions from London and abroad. Other furniture items from the Ynysgain collection includes 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’ has examples of less prestigious furniture items such as the oak settle by the fire place and the wooden cradle.