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Beautiful 1880s Charles Eastlake set with a bed, dresser and washstand. The dresser and washstand have marble tops and the wood is walnut. . Everything is in excellent condition.  This set must be seen to be appreciated. Serious inquiries only, please. scrubbers1958@gmail.com or 332-617-3588.

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Beautiful furniture. One question: were queen-size beds being made in the 1800s?

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Excellent question, but since I wasn't around then...

I guess it would be called queen size, or?? At any rate, it fits two adults if you're not...ahem...overly healthy or like to travel a lot in your sleep.

 

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I was curious so did a google search. Found this. You may want to edit your post to remove the “queen size” and maybe add dimensions of the mattress. Otherwise it may appear that the bed is not an antique but a reproduction. It would still be beautiful but would affect price.

“The queen and king sizes began in the late 1950’s. The queen size bed was initially designed to be a replacement for the full or double bed – an idea which never came to fruition. The big difference in the development of queen and king size beds was the length: 80 inches. So that finally, people who were 72” or taller would no longer hit their heads against the headboard or have their feet dangling over the footboard while sleeping. [A notable difference given the ever-increasing average height of Americans.]

Accordingly, manufacturers also made an 80-inch length twin bed, called by different retailers as a “king twin”, “extended twin”, “long twin”, “extra length twin”, etc. The idea was that the 80-inch twin, queen, and king would supplant the 74” twin and full as American standards. However, the American public’s demand for 74” twin and full size beds (ideal for smaller size bedrooms) did not diminish, so that all five sizes are available as an industry standard today.

Initially, kings and queens were made with a headboard only, which was fastened to a free-standing metal bed frame. But by 1970, a trend was seen towards the manufacture of both a headboard and a footboard.”

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