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

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

Beds enclosed within cupboards, with sliding doors and fretwork panels for ventilation, provided some privacy and extra warmth where there was no room for separate bedrooms.

Beds enclosed within cupboards, with sliding doors and fretwork panels for ventilation, provided some privacy and extra warmth where there was no room for separate bedrooms.

Barnenez Cairn, Finistere, FranceIt dates to the early Neolithic, about 4800 BC; it is considered one of the earliest megalithic monuments in Europe, as well as the oldest building in the world.

Barnenez Cairn, Finistere, FranceIt dates to the early Neolithic, about 4800 BC; it is considered one of the earliest megalithic monuments in Europe, as well as the oldest building in the world.

Carte postale Locronan Finistère, Vieux Tisserand et sa Guebenne au Metier…

Carte postale Locronan Finistère, Vieux Tisserand et sa Guebenne au Metier…

Maison rurale et costume du Cap-Sizun autrefois. Finistere. Brittany

Maison rurale et costume du Cap-Sizun autrefois. Finistere. Brittany

La vie grouille dans les fermes, comme le montrent ces oies photographiées quelque part dans la campagne française entre 1900 et 1910. © ND / Roger-Viollet

La vie grouille dans les fermes, comme le montrent ces oies photographiées quelque part dans la campagne française entre 1900 et 1910. © ND / Roger-Viollet

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