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Double Bed

2007.17.1A-D (RS5407)

Description

Bed, double size, having horizontally rectangular headboard, large continuous-bead molding of scrolls details the serpentine outline, and top center cartouche of foliate carving. Beneath center book-match burl graining. Lower footboard repeats the headboard detail, counterpart base molding, with free standing S-shaped foot post each side, molded and carved, which continues beneath bedrail as short cabriole legs having carved knees and leafage-carved pad feet.

Details

Maker
Cole, Louis (Funiture maker)
National Furniture Company (Manufacturer)
Date
1936-1937
Inscriptions
Front of headboard: [paper label] "ITEM / NO. 530 / Mayflower" Reverse of headboard: [incomplete label] "ARP PROO / FURNITURE / INAW FURNITURE SHO" [in paint] "14811" [carved] "B 2 490 3 29" Reverse of footboard: [paper label] "ITEM / NO. 530 / Mayflower" Bedrail C: [paper label] "National Furniture Company / 612 Blue Hills Avenue / Dorchester, Mass." [paint] "1481" Bedrail D: [paint] "1481" (Paint and paper labels)
Location of origin
Dorchester, MA; Boston, MA
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
BED
sleeping and reclining furniture
People and organizations
Fechtor, Sara Cohen, 1904-1992
Dimensions
47 in (A); 57 in (B) x 55 1/2 in (A&B) (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.17.1A-D
GUSN
103384
Related Items
Title 8 Accession number 2007.17.1

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