Folding bed

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-25348

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

Descriptive Terms

folding beds
sleeping and reclining furniture
linen (material)
maple (wood)
rope
wood (plant material)
maple (wood)
Maple
Rope
Linen
BED, FOLDING

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

81.625 x 55.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.468