Folding Bed

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1725-1775

GUSN

GUSN-4085

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

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

18.375 x 50.375 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.391AB