A couch used for resting during the day, usually scrolled at one end for resting the head and back whilst reclining. The back does not usually extend along the whole length of the piece. The day bed may have six or eight legs.
A French mahogany Empire day bed, circa 1830s, the 'Lit-En-Bateau' with simple typical outswept and curved sides, upholstered in sage green velvet with two associated bolsters and raised upon scalloped and fan like bracket feet. height 88 cm. Width 200 cm.
An impressive French Louis XVI carved walnut day bed, the channelled arched back rail finely carved with a ribbon garland, above a padded back and sides, the frieze carved to the front with entrelacs, on tapering fluted legs, on four casters with iron fram
Anglo-Indian simulated rosewood day bed, c1900, with a single raised end boards leading to caned inserts, all resting on channel carved legs, United by ankle stretchers. Length 153 cm. Height 94 cm. Provenance: Lord and lady Casey thence by descent
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