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This chapter focuses on the role of credit in relation both to the furniture retailer and the consumer, with particular emphasis on the period 1850-1980. It was during this time that the retail furniture business expanded to meet the growing demands and purchasing power of the British population. The majority of the study relates to domestic furniture, but in many cases, the commentary considers attitudes applicable also to other durable commodities.

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  • The Arts, English and Drama

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  • Arts

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EDWARDS, C., 2006. Buy now - pay later. Credit: the mainstay of the retail furniture business. IN: Benson, J. and Ugolini, L. (eds). Cultures of Selling: Perspectives on Consumption and Society Since 1700. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp.127 - 152

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© Ashgate

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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2006

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This chapter was published in the book Cultures of Selling: Perspectives on Consumption and Society Since 1700 [© Ashgate Publishing]. Details of the definitive version are available at: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754650461

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9780754650461

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