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Cottage-Style Bedstead

1970.455 (RS115376)

Description

Modified sleigh-bed style. Headboard is a rectangular panel enclosed by bulb and ball-shaped jigsaw cut legs surmounted by round crest or cross bar Marlborough feet. Identical footboard. Side rails are rectangular planks swelling slightly at join to legs. Painted red overall with gilt line borders overall. Repainted in late 19th century, with traces or original lighter, more orange original color. \n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Associated Building
Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.).
Material
gilding
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture; Sleeping & Reclining Furniture
Descriptive terms
Bed
beds (furniture)
Gilded
gilding
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
sleeping and reclining furniture
Dimensions
34 3/8 x 42 1/4 x 87 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.455
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret Carson Holt
GUSN
64865

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