Breton box bed:Brittany is famous for its lit-clos (enclosed bed) tradition. Its box beds often have beautiful, intricate carving on the doors, and are sometimes one above the other in a double-decker, two-storey arrangement. The two pictured both come from Finistère, the north-western tip of France. The right-hand one has a linen chest serving as a step up.
"Breton tradition of fine, substantial, and wonderfully carved box beds (lits clos or enclosed beds). At the time I didn’t know about another, more recent, tradition from about 100 years ago: pictures of comic scenes staged around Britanny’s most famous furniture. The double-decker beds (double lit clos, lit à l’étage etc.) are doubly amusing with the right humorous caption. There are straightforward photographs too, showing off traditional Breton folk costumes as well as the beds."