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Carved front bed posts

2005.9.1a (RS85730)

Description

Four posts on wheels with bridle joints. Two foot posts each with blocked feet, Marlborough leg; round, bronze, floral bolt hole covers on exterior sides; urn, garland and palm leaf mid section; acanthus leaf into round tapered tops. Reminiscent of Hepplewhite designs. Canopy frame is missing, only metal pins in posts remain. Two square, tapered top, head posts. Bolt hole coveres missing on right head post and outer left side of the left head post.

Details

Maker
Possibly McIntire, Samuel, 1757-1811 (Carver)
Date
1790-1800
Inscriptions
"V" (Carved)
"III" (Carved)
Material
bronze (metal)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Bed
bedposts
bronze (metal)
sleeping and reclining furniture
Dimensions
78 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2005.9.1a
Credit Line
Gift of Cynthia Forbes Lyman
GUSN
181344

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