Original Caption: A box-bed is a bed enclosed in furniture that looks like a cupboard, half-opened or not.The box-bed is closed on all sides by panels of wood. One enters it by removing curtains, opening a door hinge or sliding doors on one or two slides. In front of the box-bed was often a large oaken chest, with the same length as the bed. This was the ‘seat of honour,’ and served also as a step for climbing into the bed. It was also used to store clothing, underwear and bedding the rest of the time

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    That is pretty cool..
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    Here’s a little more information on the box bed, which was recurrently popular for hundreds of years. Most...
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