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Low-post Bed

1977.867.1 (RS117158)

Description

Low-post bed, twin-sized. Maple. One of a pair. Headboard comprised of cut-out scroll ears between turned and carved posts with ball finials. Footboard has similar posts with turned foot rail above mattress level; plain board side rails and secondary foot rail. Metal plate under headboard rail marked "C.B. Swift and Company, 16 Charles St., Boston, Mass."

Details

Maker
Probably C. B. Swift and Company (Maker)
Date
1950-1970
Inscriptions
Both bedsteads are stamped with parts numbers ""3417"" on headboard rail, etc.; both with metal plate under headboard rail marked ""C.B. Swift and Company, 16 Charles St., Boston, Mass.""
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
maple (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
BED
Federal
low-post beds
Maple
maple (wood)
Reproduction
reproductions
sleeping and reclining furniture
Dimensions
45 1/3 x 39 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.867.1
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4765

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