Folding Bed

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-3107

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

Descriptive Terms

folding beds
sleeping and reclining furniture
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
painting (coating)
rope
maple (wood)
Maple
Oak
Rope
Painted
BED, FOLDING

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

33.5 x 52 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1604