Collapsible bed

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-17893

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

Descriptive Terms

folding beds
sleeping and reclining furniture
canvas
walnut (wood)
walnut (wood)
Walnut
Coated Canvas
BED, FOLDING

Inscription

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""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Browne & Lambert (Maker)

Location of Origin

New York, NY, USA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

18.5 x 25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.2027

Places

New York state (United States)