There is only on really old house in my local town. It seems amazing that at the turn of the previous centure, there were lanes and byeways full of thatched cottages of all shapes and conditions. I can’ help wondering why it was felt necessary to tear them all down at various stages. The life has gone out of every town when the old housing stock is diminished to make way for every more concrete!
There are of course many older houses in the street leading up to the railway stationm, victorian terraced or similarly aged single villas and semi detached. The older the house, the older the furniture should be I like to think! The one house I referred to earlier does indeed have very old pieces, but I suspect these have been acquired along the years Gorgeous oak furniture is such a pleasure to own and cherish.