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THoM Product # 40043 - Chippendale Day Bed

Chippendale Day Bed

Catalog Description: A beautiful recreation of and unusual piece that was used for reading and lounging during the day. 3 3/8"h x 1 3/4"w x 5 7/8"d.

Circa: 1750

Style: Chippendale

Period: Colonial

Design © 1979

1994 Retail: $12.95

Built Item ID: 0

Craftmark ID: 915

Craftmark Built ID: 0

Built Item Retail: $0.00

Day Beds were simply enlargements of chairs and were constructed of many common parts. They were used for lounging and some even had adjustable backs, or ends, depending on how you look at them. They were extremely popular during the period from 1690 to 1760, then had a resurgence during the early part of the 19th century. The treatment of the seat itself varied considerably from period to period and even from cabinetmaker to cabinetmaker. Some were covered with heavy canvas with a thin cushion top, while others were topped with a mattress-like cushion supported by a rope frame. Still others had solid bases topped by standard upholstered pads. They were commonly placed beneath a set of windows, or in a quiet corner, almost in any location in the house where it occupants might want to take a moments rest, or engage in informal conversation. The legs, backs, and splats were adorned, as were chairs of similar design, with heavy carving and the cabriole legs were terminated with ball-and-claw feet.

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