Folding beds, wardrobe beds, parlor mantle beds were offered in a variety of woods fineshes and styles. Beds were marketed to every type budget.
The press bed folded out of walls, nooks, and alcoves. Sometime even a kitchen pantry contained a press bed where the cook slept. Press beds had been popular in Europe for centuries. American ingenuity and creative spirit gave folding combo furniture beds a new "twist".
Degraaf & Taylor offered this special parlor folding bed in 1876---on the USA's 100th Birthday, possibly being the first "Anniversary" bedding special edition.
The best new styles and designs of parlor beds with woven wire spring mattresses. Price ranged from 3 ft. size $9.25, 3 ft. 6. in. $9.75, and 4 ft. 2 in. at $10.00--turned the most popular room of any house or apartment into a "bed-room".
....combination furniture was very popular in the 1800s. Creative merchants and inventors designed and marketing an array of dual use forniture. Folding beds were simple. Some combo products joined two functions such as a table and a bed. All possibilities were looked at for utilizng space while giving multi function furniture.