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Pencil Post Bed

1991.1189 (RS25707)

Description

Pencil post bed, with octagonal upper posts on stepped molded bases raised on square tapering legs hold arched canopy frame. The plain rectangular headboard has cut corners and rails drilled with holes for roping. Brass rosettes at the footposts above the original rails. The bed is painted red. The present canopy is not an original.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1810
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
BED, CANOPY
Federal
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
pencil-post beds
sleeping and reclining furniture
Dimensions
75 x 48.25 x 75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1189
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2746

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