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Collapsible bed

1998.2027 (RS23520)

Description

Collapsible bed, canvas bottom. Walnut frame folds up like accordion. Metal posts at sides are painted gold. White canvas bed w/ hooks to connect to frame.

Details

Maker
Browne & Lambert (Maker)
Date
1850-1860
Inscriptions
Stamped on canvas bed: ""PATENT SECURED/ 1850/ HEAD"" Engraved on metal tip of walnut post: ""WHITMARSHS PATENT/ OCT 8th 1850/ BROWNE & LAMBERT/ SELLING AGENTS/ 117 FRONT STREET/ NEW YORK""
Location of origin
New York, NY, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
canvas
walnut (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
BED, FOLDING
canvas
Coated Canvas
folding beds
sleeping and reclining furniture
Walnut
walnut (wood)
Dimensions
18.5 x 25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2027
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
17893

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