Post Bed kit
16th cent. (Tudor) onwards. A simple wooden bed with low head and foot boards. Beds of this time were strung with rope and the ends attached to wooden pegs. The pegs would be used to tighten the ropes when these had become slack from continued use. Hence the saying, ‘goodnight, sleep tight’.
1/48th - £5
Truckle Bed kit
16th cent. (Tudor) onwards. A small bed on wheels that during the day could be stored out of the way under a larger bed, such as, a four-poster or post bed. Often used by children of servants.
1/48th - £2
Chest of Drawers (non-opening)
18th cent. (Georgian) onwards. The chest of drawers derives its name from the early chest, which was basically a box with a hinged lid. Later, came the mule chest, which had a drawer at the bottom of the chest. It was called a mule because it was a hybrid between the old chest and what was to become the chest of drawers, i.e. a chest entirely taken up with drawers and without an opening top.
1/48th - £4