I fixed the broken catalog link above. Sorry that I didn’t post photos of the sample I received. At this point, I don’t remember exactly where I put it…but it’ll turn up.
Anyway, I’m bringing this thread up, because I noticed something from a set piece. The table in this image from TNG S2xE15 Pen Pals has detailing that could be one of the first known uses, unless someone else has a suggestion.
Does anyone know where else this table shows up? This episode was produced in the spring of 1989, so it predates STVI’s production by about 2 years (the tambour’s use in that film is referenced above).
But this table also instantly reminded me of the crew quarter’s bed. Seen here on the bridge in Data’s dream TNG S6E16 Birthright, Part I.
I’m too lazy at the moment to figure out when this style bed first appeared. Maybe it’s in the pilot?