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Folding bed

1985.468 (RS118726)

Description

Slightly rounded headboard w/ cutout corners which fit into two tall, faceted tapered headposts w/ square legs (no feet). Side rails are hinged w/ a wooden pin which partially extends beyond surface rail. Body of bed folds up toward head of bed. Small kickstand supports this join. Short legs at foot of bed receive plain square rail. Round turned finials. Block, ring and baluster turnings. Canvas bottom w/ rope ties. Frame stained reddish-brown.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1840
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
linen (material)
maple (wood)
rope
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
BED, FOLDING
folding beds
Linen
linen (material)
Maple
maple (wood)
rope
Rope
sleeping and reclining furniture
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
81.625 x 55.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.468
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25348

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