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Field Bed with Tester Frame

1949.465 (RS119583)

Description

Sheraton style tester bedstead with marlborough legs at head which taper into pencil posts. Headboard is slightly rounded. Rectangular wide rails are beaded on upper, out edge. Rear legs have cylindical foot with vase and ring turnings. At join with rails, legs are block turned. Ovoid brass-colored bed bolt covers. Lower posts with spool and ovoid turning with incised ring highlights. Reeded column above tapers to ring turning, tapers to join with highly domed tester with five horizontal stretchers; curved sides hinged at top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1810
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
maple (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
BED, FIELD
field beds
Maple
maple (wood)
Sheraton
sleeping and reclining furniture
Dimensions
85.625 x 48.5 x 78.375 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.465
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7572

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