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Field Bedstead

1971.644.1 (RS80714)

Description

Pine pencil posts at head with curvilinear headboard; side rails pierced for rope; birch foot posts constructed in three pieces: rope-turned upper section, turned and blocked middle, turned lower post; ovoid brass medallions screwed to blocked section of post at end of bed, covering bed bolts; tester frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1795-1820
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
birch (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
BED, FIELD
Birch
birch (wood)
field beds
Pine
pine (wood)
Sheraton
sleeping and reclining furniture
Dimensions
80.5 x 56.75 x 76.625 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.644.1
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5285

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