Rear bed post

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1800

GUSN

GUSN-181346

Description

Four posts on wheels with bridle joints. Two foot posts each with blocked feet, Marlborough leg; round, bronze, floral bolt hole covers on exterior sides; urn, garland and palm leaf mid section; acanthus leaf into round tapered tops. Reminiscent of Hepplewhite designs. Canopy frame is missing, only metal pins in posts remain. Two square, tapered top, head posts. Bolt hole coveres missing on right head post and outer left side of the left head post.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bedposts
sleeping and reclining furniture
bronze (metal)
Bed

Inscription

"I" (Carved)
"VIII" (Carved)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

76 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Cynthia Forbes Lyman

Accession Number

2005.9.1c