Jenny Lind Bed – Three Quarter Bed

An antique, spindle or spool bed (headboard and foot board) from circa mid 1800s. Imagine, crisp white linens on this bed for a romantic feel. White drapes gently blowing in the breeze from an open window.

Here is another scenario… a baby girl on the way? Let this bed adorn her nursery room as a …

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An antique, spindle or spool bed (headboard and foot board) from circa mid 1800s. Imagine, crisp white linens on this bed for a romantic feel. White drapes gently blowing in the breeze from an open window.

Here is another scenario… a baby girl on the way? Let this bed adorn her nursery room as a day bed and use it later down the line as her bed when she is bigger.

It is in good antique condition consistent with age. One spindle on the foot board was missing so we removed one more to balance the look of it. It is a three quarter bed. The size in between a twin bed and a full size bed.

• Solid Wood
• Unique Antique Bed
• Three Quarter mattress 50″ wide needed

53″ W x 3″ D x 43″ H {foot board is 33.5″ H}

►You might need a custom made mattress for this bed as it is a size more popular in the olden days and or overseas. It requires a Three Quarter mattress 50″ wide.

We hand painted it in a soft pink color and distressed it for the shabby chic look.

A FUN HISTORICAL FACT:

Spool-Turned Beds Named for Jenny Lind

OK – so why are spool-turned beds called Jenny Lind beds? Celebrity infatuation is not a new phenomenon and the “it” girl of 1850 was Jenny Lind. Jenny Lind was a Swedish singer who made her debut in America in 1851 for a P.T. Barnum production. At the time, Lind was widely popular in Europe and Barnum created a 61-stop tour all across the U.S. for her before ever even hearing her music! Ever the genius promoter, Barnum helped manufactured a Jenny Lind craze – there were Jenny Lind hats, gloves, pianos – even Jenny Lind tobacco – and of course, furniture. The Jenny Lind bed was supposedly the type of spool-turned bed that the singer slept in throughout her tour. A true Jenny Lind bed has square solid corners on the headboard.

Found on http://www.designsponge.com/2010/05/past-present-spool-beds-bedding-roundup.html

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