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Folding Bed

Description

Square-turned front posts with spool-turned finials and bulbous turned lowers posts joined by rectangular headboard with cut corners and front and side rails; the side rails are hinged and fold just beyond a pair of square slanted legs. Foot posts conform in turnings to head posts and the legs are attached to an additional rail at foot that folds flat when the bed is upright; original blue-green paint.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1820
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
painting (coating)
rope
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
BED, FOLDING
folding beds
Maple
maple (wood)
Oak
oak (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
rope
Rope
sleeping and reclining furniture
Dimensions
33.5 x 52 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1604
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3107

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