From one they took his best horses, from another they took linen, clothes, and other furnitures and victual.
Who replied that without Money and other furnitures, he could not conueniently execute hys commaundement.
In our home, furnitures and even the manner of maids hair-dressing were all in genuine Japanese style.
1520s, "act of furnishing," from Middle French fourniture, from fournir "furnish" (see furnish). Sense of "chairs, tables, etc.; household stuff" (1570s) is unique to English; most other European languages derive their words for this from Latin mobile "movable."