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Field Bed

1991.1530 (RS25711)

Description

The arched head board is flanked by two turned head posts; the foot posts with baluster-turned upper section; the posts are surmounted by an arched tester frame and four urn-shaped finials; rails have original linen webbing attached with nails and painted lead.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1815
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
BED, CANOPY, CHILD'S
Children's furnishing
Federal
field beds
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
sleeping and reclining furniture
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
54.5 x 30 x 52.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1530
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3039

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