bed belongs in Miss Minnie Sparks' house. The coverlet with attached bedskirt and matching
pillow were a birthday gift from my friend, Josefina Allen,
who does all kinds of exquisitive needlework despite severe
arthritis. It is one of my treasures.
used both cross-stitch and candle-wicking. I made the curtains.
bed came with two bombe chests and was a great find. At
first, I couldn't believe the price, but then I realized
why it had been reduced. Two of the feet had been glued
on backward, and a third one was splintered. Somebody was
half asleep when they did that job! It probably took me
less than ten minutes to repair and reglue the splintered
foot, and about that long to pry off and reglue the backward
reupholstered it in a more masculine fabric and made tailored
bolsters because I wanted to use it in a gentleman's setting;
perhaps my professor's cabinet. However, I recently saw
a photo of a similar bed with a fancy draped canopy so
may redo it again.
these chests great? I still find it hard to believe I got
all three pieces for less than probably the bed alone would've