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Low-Post Bed

1991.1190 (RS25706)

Description

Lowpost bed. Red painted maple. Four boldly turned posts with ball finials, shaped headboard with straight top, side rails pierced for ropes (no longer used) and lengthened with iron bolts at the posts (was once a child's bed). The has an original brick red color overall and is fitted with a modern metal bed frame on casters.

Details

Maker
Metcalf, Luther, 1756-1838 (Maker)
Date
1825-1830
Location of origin
Medway, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
iron (metal)
maple (wood)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
BED, FOUR-POSTER
Iron
iron (metal)
low-post beds
Maple
maple (wood)
sleeping and reclining furniture
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
36 3/4 x 43 x 81 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1190
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2747

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