The Lincoln deathbed is on display at the Chicago History Museum. Visitors to the room where Lincoln died at Petersen House in Washington, D.C. see a similar walnut spool bed from the same period, circa 1850.

The Petersen House bed was donated by the Society of Dames of the Loyal Legion’s D.C. chapter.

The main difference between the two beds is the shape of the finials on the bedposts. The spools on period piece are like extensions of the posts. The original bed has spools that start wide at the base and rise to a point like a Christmas tree.

Source: National Park Service