Wooden bed support, England, 1850-1920

Made:
1850-1920 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Bed comfort, cane and mahogany, English, 1850-1920

This may have been used to support the back or to rest a limb on when a patient was confined to bed rest – either at home or in a hospital. The fine quality of the mahogany materials suggests it would only have been used by wealthier patients.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A602163
Materials:
frame, mahogany and upholstery, cane, split
type:
orthopaedic support
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • orthopaedic equipment