"Please have a look at my work and stay awhile." Dick Toone, Artisan and Proprietor


In the 18th century, travelling under canvas on military campaign, or while relocating, did not require sleeping on the ground, for those with proper means.

For all but the poorest, comfort was a primary concern, and their field equipage was of a fashion to match their station. Clergy, merchants, military officers, surveyors, lawyers, and plantation owners would all have had elaborate traveling furnishings plus servants to attend to their needs and comfort. It is toward this end that the Living History Shop offers the necessities of life as it was then.

We invite variation and new projects within our time period (1750-1790). Custom orders invited for other documented 18th Century items.


Have a look at my museum-quality reproduction travel furnishings from 1740-1790. Including folding beds, chests, tables, chairs, wheelbarrows and all manner of accessories. I have been dedicated to meeting the needs of museums, historical sites, and officers in the field.

I will be attending some history venues and demonstrating horn making on the spring pole lathe.



Please call with your questions or orders. We enjoy complex or challenging research and build opportunities.

Richard & Regina Toone
18 Tower Drive
Columbus, NJ 08022
PHONE (609) 261-3415