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Field Bed

1991.1275 (RS25710)

Description

Federal field/canopy bed of red-stained hardwood, with turned and tapered posts on tapered square-post legs with relief-decorated brass medallion ornaments at the front of each foot-post (marking upper and lower sections of each post), with plain, pointed headboard and channeled side rails; high and rounded red-stained canopy with 2 bars at top, 2 between posts (top of posts shortened canopy not original to bed).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
staining
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Bed, Field
Federal
field beds
sleeping and reclining furniture
staining
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
78 x 51 1/4 x 81 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1275
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2823
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