Sunday, November 21, 2010

Colonial Bedsteads

In the typical 17th century house the bedchamber counted one large bed, the sea-bed, the flick-bed and the trundle-bed which was rolled under the large bed during the day. Bed tick was made of canvas and stuffed with feathers of wild or domestic fowls, hair or straw. Smaller planters used a plant found in marshes and ponds, called cat-tail.

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