December 17th, 2013 Pan American Aviation Day December 17th, 2013 Wright Brothers Day December 18th, 2013 International Migrants Day December 19th, 2013 International South-South Cooperation Day December 20th, 2013 International Human Solidarity Day December 21st, 2013 December Solstice December 24th, 2013 Christmas Eve December 25th, 2013 Christmas Day December 26th, 2013 Kwanzaa December 31st, 2013 New Year's Eve January 1st, 2014 New Year's Day January 6th, 2014 Epiphany January 7th, 2014 Orthodox Christmas Day January 13th, 2014 Stephen Foster Memorial Day January 14th, 2014 Orthodox New Year January 14th, 2014 Prophet's Birthday January 16th, 2014 Tu B'Shevat January 17th, 2014 Lee Jackson Day
L94 Antique American 19th Century Spool Turned Rope Bed For Sale
LOT # 94
Click to enlarge
Estate Road Show
L94 ANTIQUE AMERICAN 19TH CENTURY SPOOL TURNED ROPE BED
We are pleased to offer this Antique American 19th Century Spool Turned Rope Bed. Beautifully turned stiles with "Acorn" Finials on all posts. Still has original rope pegs for use with rope webbing if you like. The Bed measures 54 wide, 53 high and the side boards are approximately 74 inches long. Great patina, some age related wear but displays well. The rope bed was in bedrooms from the 16th century until the late 1800s when the first coil spring mattress was constructed. The history of the rope bed is tightly woven with the history of the mattress and the four-poster bed. Most of the four-poster beds were rope beds. Ropes or strips of leather were laced across the bed frame to support the mattress. Sleepers needed to tighten the ropes frequently to ensure firmer support and a better night's sleep. Thus, the expression "sleep tight" originated with these beds Research Consulted: History of Rope Beds By Kate Hillsing: The New and Revised Catalog of American Antiques by William Ketchum....
Retail Value Estimate: $650-$750
Condition: Nics and scratche to wood Weight: 75lb
Measurements (LxWxH): 74 inches x 54 inches x 53 inches
Estate Road Show
This item has been shown 277 times.
L94 Antique American 19th Century Spool Turned Rope Bed: $110