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Four-poster Bed

1977.496 (RS116711)

Description

Octagonal head posts and rails retain original red stain; turned and fluted foot posts; original sacking; bottom has been removed; tester frame not original; tops of all four posts appear to have been cut slightly.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1810
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
staining
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
BED, FOUR-POSTER
high-post beds
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
sleeping and reclining furniture
Stained
staining
Dimensions
82 x 55.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.496
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4243

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