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Sofa bed

1998.1270 (RS24026)

Description

Sofa bed. Incised geometric detail on crest and sides. Tufted upholstery on seat, apron and back. Three legs (front ones curved) on either side. Rests on casters.

Details

Maker
Sidney Squires & Co. (Maker)
Date
1875-1890
Inscriptions
Imprinted into wood at tops of both arms, back of crest and back: ""PATENTED/ AUG. 10. 1875"" Printed paper label affixed to back: ""Automatic Sofa Bed/ PATENTED AUGUST 10 1875, and AUGUST 13, 1878./ SIDNEY SQUIRES & CO.,/ SOLE MANUFACTURERS,/ 1287 Washington Street,/ BOSTON, MASS.""
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
cotton (textile)
oak (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
BED, SOFA
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Eastlake
multiple-seating furniture
oak (wood)
sleeping and reclining furniture
sofa beds
Dimensions
44 1/4 x 75 1/2 x 31 1/3 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.1270
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18587

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