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Pencilpost Bed

1991.1466 (RS25712)

Description

Birch pencil-post bed with tester frame above tapered octagonal posts continuing to square legs with "lambs tongue" carving where they meet, with wide headboard straight on top with scrolled ends, pierced side rails, all with original reddish-brown stain; wears reproduction wallpaper tester (1992.475)

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1800
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
birch (wood)
carving (processes)
joining
mortise-and-tenon joints
sawing
staining
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Bed, Four-poster
Birch
birch (wood)
Carved
carving (processes)
joining
Mill Sawn
Mortise & Tenon
mortise-and-tenon joints
pencil-post beds
sawing
sleeping and reclining furniture
Stained
staining
Dimensions
84 x 54 x 76.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1466
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2986
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