21 terms

Furniture: Beds

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bateau or corbeille
boat-like
colonnes
French, Tapestry bed with canopy attached to four corner posts
droit
Wooden headboard with triangular pediment
duchesse
Angel bed, Canopy hung from a tester attached by chains to the ceiling
repos
Lit, daybed
bed of estate
Medieval, Renaissance;
Bed with canopy, intended for the ranking individual in the household
couchette
Medieval;
Bed for a person with no rank
cradle
Child's bed capable of rocking
crib
high child's bed with adjustable sides
field bed
Collapsible bed intended for travel
four poster
Bed with canopy suspended from its four corner posts
kline
Greek bed
jia zi chuang
Chinese tester bed
kang
Chinese Ming dynasty recliner
lectus
Roman bed
murphy bed
Bed that is hinged to the wall
press bed
Bed that converts to a cupboard
recamier
Sleigh bed, day bed
truckle or trundle bed
Usually considered a pair of beds, one a twin bed, and the other slightly smaller on rollers or casters so that it may be put beneath the upper twin bed for storage.
trussing bed
Medieval, Renaissance bed;
Can be folded, dismantled and wrapped
Tuscan bed
Italian renaissance bed;
Elaborately carved and gilded headboard