The Cross House
If you look through an 1890s furniture catalog you will find that it abounds with ads for…vanishing beds.
These are beds which, during the day, looked like an ordinary piece of furniture. Like a low armoire. But they would wondrously unfold to reveal a bed.
In an age when people had a lot of children, and when people had a LOT of relatives, and when people were used to having a LOTS of visitors and overnight guests, having a lot of extra beds would make sense.
While I was giddy at finding this history curiosity, I did not intend to buy it.
But…but…I now think I know where to put it.
But now I wonder if the bed thingy would work in the NE corner? The TV could sit on top of it, and it would be nice to have an extra bed to put a visitor for the night. I would only have to move the one chair to make room for the unfolded bed.
The bed thingy seems 1890s to me, and maybe the Great Bo can confirm this.
Tomorrow I will measure the bed to see if it will fit.
So, stay tuned!