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Object ID # 1969.030.009
Object Name Daybed
Title Hired Man's Bed (Daybed)
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
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.
Provenance 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
Material Wood/Fabric/Straw/Metal
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
People Bothwell, George
Bothwell, Viola
Bothwell, Gordon
Bothwell, John
Subjects Beds
Farm life
Search Terms Bothwell's Manor
Sydenham Township
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.