Bed

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1785-1810

GUSN

GUSN-17392

Description

High-post bedstead. Front posts have Marlborough feet over simply molded blocks. Faces of posts below rails have light wood stringing and inlaid light wood and ebony fans in corners. Replaced brass bolt covers. Post above rail is rounded and reeded; comprised of urn form below elongated reeded urn. Front posts have l' at top plain (covered by valence). Shaped painted cornice; black background with repeated gold foliage and red flowers. Low triangular headboard. Plain headposts. Modern mattress and spring. Attributed to Langley Boardman of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. So called "Lafayette bed".

Details

Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
sleeping and reclining furniture
mahogany (wood)
birch (wood)
maple (wood)
Bed

Associated Person

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

Maker

Attributed to Boardman, Langley, 1774-1833 (Furniture maker)

Dimensions

92 x 58 x 78 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

1969.573

Places

New Hampshire (United States)