7/22/2009This sleigh bed is from the Texas-Louisiana border. It dates from about 1840. I bought this piece when I first got divorced around 1990. My daughter was three. I determined to live centered on the child I had, not the man I didn’t. I bought the narrow sleigh bed to remind myself my focus was to be on my daughter not courting. And I bought it to remind my daughter that she would stay sleeping in her own bed in her own room. In the newly empty big bed, it would have been too easy for a lonely mother to let her forlorn daughter sleep with her every night.