Clarissa Bancroft. daybed. January 15th , 2017.
However, daybeds are often mixed up with other pieces of furniture, including futons and wall beds. Many people think daybeds are just for sleeping, but this couldn't be further from the truth. These versatile pieces of furniture are extremely unique in both their design and style.
6. Captains Bed: These are high raised beds, that may or may not have a staircase. The bed on the top most has a mattress that can provide a comfortable sleeping and the area under the bed can support storage.
Better than a sofabed, a daybed can sleep just one person without taking up any additional room or can be expanded to sleep two (or three or four if you're talking small kids like all the nieces and nephews when your brother comes to visit.)
The incoherence and weakness of Elizabethan design is very completely expressed in the design of bed-posts. In some instances columns spring from bulbous bases, which rest on decorated plinths, as in a bed in the possession of Sir Charles Lawes-Wittewronge, where the diminutive column dying away into the bulbous base has an unpleasant effect. The same incoherence of design is shown in a bed at Berkeley Castle, where the short columns also stand on large bulbous enlargements, which rest on canopies supported by four small columns, beneath which stand human figures of rough workmanship. Scrolling terminal figures border the outer stiles of some beds and the upper portion of the head-board is divided from the lower and plainly panelled portion (originally hidden by the high bedding and pillows) by a carved rail. In a walnut bed dated 1595 in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the posts with their fluted columns and 'quasi-Ionic' capitals are on the whole sober in design; the capitals are surmounted by a classical architrave ; the lower part of each post has a gadrooned knop, and rests on a moulded pedestal, while the head-board is composed of inlaid panels divided by pilasters. In the bed with oak canopy and head-board, the hangings consist of valances and curtains, the latter either looped or pursed up during the day, or, as in the woodcut, tied back to the bedposts.
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