REPRODUCTION OF HISTORIC LINCOLN BED OFFERED TO PUBLIC
Abraham Lincoln never slept in it, but Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson did. Jacqueline Kennedy said “it looks like a cathedral.” Bill Clinton offered a night in it to reward big contributors. The Lincoln Bed is arguably the most famous piece of furniture in the White House, and History Company (www.historycompany.com), specialty merchant of historic furnishings, today announced it will offer a faithful reproduction of the Lincoln Bed to the public. True to the “grapevine” design, including an 8-foot-high headboard, the bed has been scaled to accommodate a contemporary queen-size mattress and hand-carved in solid mahogany. Each 375-pound bed will sell for $6,900.
The original bed was purchased in 1861 by Mary Todd Lincoln as part of her refurbishing of the White House. The bed was used in the Prince of Wales Room until 1945 when President Truman moved the bed into the room first used as Lincoln’s office. The Lincoln Bedroom remains the only room in the White House dedicated to a single President, and the most often requested guest room by visitors.
“Precise attention to detail has been taken in the reproduction of each Lincoln Bed,” explains Jeffrey Turback, spokesman for History Company. “We are delighted to offer not only an exquisite piece of history, but also to share a bit of White House luxury with the American public.”
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