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Hired Man's Bed

Description

Brownish-red painted bed; Scalloped headboard joins square head posts with stacked circle, mushroom finials and turned, tapered lower posts ending in rings and heavy mushroom cap feet; conforming foot posts; rails are pierced with holes for roping; currently disassembled.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Inscriptions
Some of the elements are marked with Roman numerals for proper assemblage.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Bed
beds (furniture)
Maple
maple (wood)
Oak
oak (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
sleeping and reclining furniture
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
38.5 x 54 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.975A-I
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3192

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