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1971.670A-J (RS80712)

Description

Simple curvilinear pine headboard with heavy birch three-piece headposts, the upper and lower sections turned and tapered toward ends; medial square section of posts joining square birch side rails ending at heavy mahogany three piece foot posts; bottom and top sections rope turned with foliage carving tapering at ends; medial squares with brass medallions join straight pine foot board; Sheraton influenced desin; modern pine tester frame. A) headpost; B) headboard; C) headpost; D) side rail; E) foot rail; H) foot post; I) side rail; J) head rail.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1825
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
birch (wood)
carving (processes)
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
BED
beds (furniture)
Birch
birch (wood)
Carved
carving (processes)
Foliage
foliation (pattern)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
scrolling foliage
Sheraton
sleeping and reclining furniture
Dimensions
88.5 x 54.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.670A-J
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5318

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