This is a late 1800s chaise convertible day bed, made in the Eastlake style. It has the appearance of a fainting couch, but the top half also folds forward to become a day bed.
It was professionally restored and reupholstered last year. It has been kept in a smoke-free clean home for the past year since its restoration, and very rarely used.
The piece is hand carved American Walnut with simple but ornate spoon carved floral details. These pieces are usually seen from furniture builders from the 1860s to 1890s, locally produced by skilled furniture makers. This piece did not bear any marking to indicate the name of who built it or the date, but based on a few surviving examples that look similar to this piece, a furniture expert estimates it was made about the 1880s.
The restoration included essential repairs to the frame to make it structurally sound, as well as all new fabric from Greenhouse Fabrics, new batting, casters, and upholstery materials. It still has the original metal springs inside, which were repainted and re-used as they are very sturdy. The construction style was kept as period correct as possible. It is very stylish, and comfortable.
To fold it out as a day bed, a latch in the back/center is opened. When unfolded, a coordinating blue chenille fabric is seen. There are two pillow holders that fold out, and then the lumbar pillow can be laid across these to extend the entire width of the bed.
Includes custom made lumbar pillow in a linen embroidered fabric. Dimensions (approximate) are 68" long, 22" deep, and 36 high including the back. When unfolded into a day bed, it is approximately 44 deep. The mirror seen in some of the photos is not included.The item "Late 1800s Eastlake Chaise Convertible Day Bed" is in sale since Wednesday, September 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Sofas & Chaises". The seller is "sopranojam85" and is located in Dripping Springs, Texas. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.