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Tester bed

Description

Four-post tester bed with triangular headboard with molded edge. Head posts are square in cross-section throughout but foot posts are fluted columns above base for mattress. Gilt tin rosette covers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1830
Probably
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
iron alloy
tin alloy
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture; Sleeping & Reclining Furniture
Descriptive terms
Bed
Bed, Canopy
iron alloy
tester beds
tin alloy
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
80 x 55 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.381
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances Sortwell
GUSN
306329

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