|Object ID #||1969.030.009|
|Title||Hired Man's Bed (Daybed)|
|Lexicon category||2: Building Furnishings|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
|Description||Straw-filled kitchen couch (day bed), with turned legs. The head area is slightly inclined. It is a narrow sleeping surface. No maker's identification is seen.|
Original provenance unknown. Used at "Bothwell's Manor," a 19th-century Victorian farm house owned by George Bothwell and located on the north side of Highway 26 near Hatton's Corners [in the former Sydenham Township Grey County]. This location is just east of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Passed down to Gordon and Viola Bothwell.
|Collection||Furniture, 19th-c Collection|
|Found||Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County|
|Function||Rural homes often had a narrow couch (situated in the kitchen) where a farmer or hired man could have a nap or rest in his working clothes during the day.|