Jenny Lind Style of Furniture

Spool bed, Green Gables Heritage Place
Spool bed, Green Gables Heritage Place – Google Arts and Culture

Jenny Lind Style is an American term given in the late 19th century to spool furniture because the Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (1820–87) was said to have slept in a spool bed during her triumphal tour of America.

This furniture style is characterised by its intricately turned spindles, which resemble the shape of a spool. Spool furniture was often made from wood and featured ornate carvings and intricate details. While it was once a popular style, it fell out of fashion in the early 20th century and is now considered a relic of the past.

However, some antique collectors still appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of Lind-style furniture and seek out pieces for their collections. Overall, Lind Style is an interesting footnote in American furniture history that serves as a reminder of the enduring legacy of one of the world’s most famous sopranos.


Boyce, C. (1985). The Wordsworth Dictionary of Furniture. Wordsworth Reference.

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