Folding beds, wardrobe beds, and parlor mantle beds were offered in a variety of woods finishes and styles. Beds were marketed to every type budget.
Folding Beds were originally called “press beds”.
The press bed folded out of walls, nooks, and alcoves. Sometime even a kitchen pantry contained a press bed where the cook slept. Press beds had been popular in Europe for centuries. American ingenuity and creative spirit gave folding combo furniture beds a new “twist”.
Centennial Parlor Bed of 1876
Feather Beds & Cots
Folding Bed 1893
Parlor Mantle Beds
The best new styles and designs of parlor beds with woven wire spring mattresses. Price ranged from 3 ft. size $9.25, 3 ft. 6. in. $9.75, and 4 ft. 2 in. at $10.00–turned the most popular room of any house or apartment into a “bed-room”.
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