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1991.336 (RS25709)

Description

Blue-painted hardwood and pine low-post bed. Baluster turned posts with round finials and slender swelled and tapering legs. Straight- back headboard with cropped arched corners. Outside rails with channeled grooves. Blue rich, but bright with turquoise cast.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1825
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
dowels
hardwood
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Bed
beds (furniture)
Dowelled
dowels
hardwood
Hardwood
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
sleeping and reclining furniture
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
33 x 36 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.336
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2328

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