Flashback Minis: Tod Bedroom Set

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Arms Family Museum has a bedroom set sitting on display. The brown-stained wood is a sharp contrast to the white sheets that wrap around the mattress.

The set was used in Governor David Tod’s Youngstown home. The bed was constructed in the 1870s, shortly after Tod died in 1868.

The walnut set was made by A. S. Herenden Furniture Co. in Cleveland. The furniture was designed with a Renaissance Revival-style in mind. Ornately carved pineapples, floral ornaments, cherubs, urns and rosettes are scattered throughout the set.

The set was donated to the museum by Charles and Penelope Curry.

Ownership of the set has changed hands over the years. A member of the Tod family gave it to Anna Morgan King, a family friend. King passed the set down to her niece, Anna May Morgan Curry, and she passed it down to her grandson, Charles P. Curry, in the late 1970s.

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