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Folding Bed

1977.391AB (RS116631)

Description

Bedstead comprised of two sections that stand independently; red wash paint; modern roping. A) Pine headboard with sloped shoulders tenoned into low squared posts with lamb's tongue chamfered edges; side rails with holes for rope; end rail cuts through side rails and terminates in square legs. B) Foot section, narrower than headboard, of four squared rails; side rails with channels cut to allow rope to lie flush with top surface. Four square legs, mortise and tenoned to rails with end legs terminating in chamfered low posts.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1725-1775
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
rope
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
BED, FOLDING
folding beds
Maple
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Possibly maple (wood)
Rope
rope
sleeping and reclining furniture
Dimensions
18.375 x 50.375 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.391AB
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4085

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