He found the upper story of the house swept and adorned, its floor adorned with real lapis-lazuli and real turquoise.Many couches were in it, spread with royal linen, and many golden cups were on the table....The lids of a few of these chests were hinged, but mostly the cover was completely removed when the chest was opened.
Despite of what Herodotus wrote, most people probably relieved themselves outdoors, though.[ ] The ancient Egypt pages of the University of Tulane website where the originals of many of these pictures could be found, has unfortunately been discontinued.Footnotes:  In the world of chaos described in the Admonitions of Ipuwer the formerly rich had to bed down on the Sdw of the poor about which M.Lichtheim wrote: Sdw is an object on which one can lie down and on which a load can be placed; hence "board" seems to me more suitable than "raft."  Placing somebody in an armchair was a great honour.In funerary depictions these offering tables for the dead are laden with food.
Pictures of feasting scenes show similar abundance; the rich liked to spread out their food on tables for all to see, though possibly not for all to enjoy: Four-legged stools and collapsible stools with seats made from animal skins or woven with leather strips or plant material were provided for honoured guests, while simpler folk had to sit on pillows or mats spread on the floor. Sometimes they were covered with cloth or leather, were made of carved wood like this chair (on the right) from the tomb of Tutankhamen.
In order to lock the chests strings were tied to knobs on the lid and chest and sealed with clay seals. Gaming tables for instance might have little drawers for the counters.
The legs of the furniture were often carved in the form of animal legs or the fore and hind-parts of some animal such as the lion.
The deceased is referred to as "He of the made bed", while the woman being impregnated is "She of the head rest", i.e. were mostly made of wood, but a few stone tables have also been found and some were made of metal.
Their use does not seem to have been widespread, apart from their being placed in tombs as offering tables.
Along with baskets and rope, these were made from flax, papyrus, palm fibre or grass. now the lamps are saucers full of salt and oil mixed, and the wick floats by itself on the surface, and this burns during the whole night; and to the festival is given the name Lychnocaia (the lighting of lamps).