In what ways were furniture in Tudor times different to furniture today?

Gothic and Renaissance influences combined in early Tudor furniture. By Elizabethan times, reflecting the growing wealth and confidence of England, carving and turning became increasingly flamboyant and exuberant, with great emphasis on display (if not on good taste or comfort).

So, Tudor furniture pieces were extravagantly designed, but with little thought going into comfort (when it cam to bed and seating designs).