It’s been awhile since I’ve found anything really, really interesting. But luck was on my side this past weekend. You may have caught a lame picture of my new treasure on instagram or facebook but I thought it was due for a proper showing with real photos.
What is it, you ask? A Victorian crib/ daybed, of course.
It’s pretty much the first crib ever made that converts into a toddler bed. Oh, those Victorians!
A little mechanism on each side un-latches to let the wall down.
Just like that.
The beautiful oak detailing has a great patina to it. Although it would benefit from an oiling.
So what am I going to do with it? I thought it would make a fantastic daybed for our screened in deck. I have a vision of a sleeping porch lined with daybeds.
But the fact is, this antique was made for children, not adults. It is in such great, original condition that I don’t want to alter it in any way.
Therefore, I will be selling it. I’ll bring it to Clover Market in Ardmore, PA on May 18th. It would be a fantastic prop for a baby photographer. Did I mention that it folds up? And has wooden casters. Sigh, I just love it. Don’t you?