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Description

Nine pieces of a dismantled high post, tester bed. 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. Rectanular foot and head stretchers with metal pin attachments some washers missing. Side stretchers with mattress "L" braces. Arched head boards. Possibly carved by Samuel McIntire.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1800
Inscriptions
"I" (Carved)
"II" (Carved)
Material
bronze (metal)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Bed
bronze (metal)
side rails
sleeping and reclining furniture
Dimensions
7 x 81 x 9 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2005.9.1f
Credit Line
Gift of Cynthia Forbes Lyman
GUSN
181349

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