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Kings County Museum

Bed


Accession number: 2015.014.015
Category: Furniture
Object subtype: Sleeping and Recycling Furniture
Date: 1760 – 1829
Materials: Wood(Pine), Wood (?)
Measurements: 184 cm L x 48 cm W x 100 cm H
Narrative: Marion (Woolaver) Newcombe, born October 13, 1931 in Habitant, married Donald Newcombe (b. Dec 22, 1926 - d. Jan 2000) on August 20, 1955 at the Emmanuel United Church in Kingsport, NS. they Lived in Port Williams (1301 Belcher St.) where he was a well known farmer, businessman and severed as the President of the Seetha Chicken Board. The bed was in the family home, and had arrived with his New England Planter Ancestors (according to family tradition) and was in use until the 1970s. Marion (Donor) raised 3 children (2 daughters and 1 son) and was an active member of the community of Port Williams.
Description: Wood 3/4 bed, 4 bed legs are turned (?), head board and foot board are different styles and different wood so it appears to be from a different bed, rope bed 
History of Use: Bed used by the Cogswells and Newcombes of Port Williams. Used in the same home: 1301 Belcher Street, Port Williams until the 1970s.