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Description

High-post bedstead. Front posts have Marlborough feet over simply molded blocks. Faces of posts below rails have light wood stringing and inlaid light wood and ebony fans in corners. Replaced brass bolt covers. Post above rail is rounded and reeded; comprised of urn form below elongated reeded urn. Front posts have l' at top plain (covered by valence). Shaped painted cornice; black background with repeated gold foliage and red flowers. Low triangular headboard. Plain headposts. Modern mattress and spring. Attributed to Langley Boardman of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. So called "Lafayette bed".

Details

Maker
Attributed to Boardman, Langley, 1774-1833 (Furniture maker)
Date
1785-1810
Material
birch (wood)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bed
beds (furniture)
birch (wood)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
sleeping and reclining furniture
People and organizations
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
Dimensions
92 x 58 x 78 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.573
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
17392

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