Very Rare 1880s Antique Victorian Stick & Ball Foldup Daybed Predates Murphy Bed For SaleThe first Murphy bed was introduced in 1918 but this foldup daybed was manufactured by the Kenesha Crib Company in the mid 1880s (the company only existed under this name between 1882 and 1892). It has a wood frame and metal mesh wire mattress holder plus and intricate iron mechanism which allows it to open and close. The wire mesh mattress holder has been reenforced with wire (a late addition). It has two arms at the top to allow for draping the head of the bed canopy style. There are some rods missing which are available for replacement but by and large the bed is stable and the iron mechanism is working perfectly. The company's emblem is on the top of the headboard. This is a very rare and collectable piece of furniture. This is a perfect bed for a child transitioning from a crib. The lace in the photos IS NOT included with the bed. Measurements are approximate (but close) as the bed is currently securely wrapped: closed 72" high x 33" wide x 16" deep; open 64" long x 33" wide Because of size, this daybed is for pickup only.
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