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Tester bed

Description

Sheraton-style bed with arched canopy, turned front legs, turned and reeded back legs, stamped oval brass escutcheons and scrolled headboard. Originally with rope mattress support. Canopy hinged.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1830
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture; Sleeping & Reclining Furniture
Descriptive terms
Bed
Bed, Canopy
brass (alloy)
tester beds
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
85 1/2 x 42 x 78 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.411
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances Sortwell
GUSN
307623

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