It is interesting to note that this bed was created before the use of standard mattress sizes was put into practice. When we made our purchase, the bed was equip with a set of springs. We assume these springs are original to the bed, but are unable to say for certain. It is our assumption that a feather tick was used over the springs for sleeping. I must say, I'm pretty happy with the advancement in mattress technology since that time.
Try to imagine yourself living in the late 1800's. What kind of hype would the introduction of a folding bed have created? I am sure the latest and greatest piece of furniture created quite a stir at garden parties and influenced conversation at the dinner table. I would guess that it inspired the same amount of excitement as the "bunk bed couch" did when it made its debut in recent years. There has been a major resurgence in the popularity of these hide-away style beds, possibly due to the weak economy. Many children are staying in their parents' home longer, or moving back in once they have already left. Whether we blame the economy or pure nostalgia, hide-away beds are back and as big as ever.
While searching for information about the Windsor Folding Bed, I found this original advertisement postcard from 1885. This was used by F. J. Comstock & Co., a Saint Louis furniture company. This card is currently listed for sale by Connecticut Yankee Antiques and Collectibles on Ruby Lane.
Well, what do you think? Would you ever employ the use of a Windsor Folding Bed or possibly a Murphy Bed in your home? What reason would you have for wanting to/not wanting to use one? Hop on over to our Facebook Page and let me know what you think, or you can always comment below! You can also find out even more about our Windsor Bed in this listing on our website.
Just 6 short days ago I was blogging about this beauty of a bed and TODAY she sold! She will be heading to her new home just north of Chicago (one of my very favorite cities). We are going to miss this hunk of antique perfection, but are SO EXCITED to personally deliver her to her NEW HOME! Eeek!
Frankly, I am not fond of monkeys. They affect me the way spiders and snakes affect other people. The flying monkeys in “The Wizard of Oz” and the rogue monkeys in Robin Williams’s “Jumanji” were menacing to me, and I closed my eyes so I wouldn’t have to see them.