"Jenny Lind/American Cottage" style bed headboard - ROM2006_6418_1


"Jenny Lind/American Cottage" style bed headboard

Maker: Unidentified maker
Medium:Bird's-eye maple; metal castors
Geography: Eastern Ontario, Canada
Date: c. 1850-1870
102.2 (height) x 134.0 (width) x 7.0 (depth) cm
Object number: 965.97.A
Credit Line: Gift of the Sigmund Samuel Endowment Fund
Not on view
DescriptionThis bed is in the so-called Elizabethan Revival style, related to the Gothic Revival and characterized by spool-turned elements inspired by English furniture of the 17th century. It was a style that originated in the United States and was adopted in Canada, particularly in Ontario.  Spool-turned beds were popularly called "Jenny Lind" after the famous Swedish opera singer, who reputedly slept in such a bed during a concert tour of North America.
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