Pencil Post Bed

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-2746

Description

Pencil post bed, with octagonal upper posts on stepped molded bases raised on square tapering legs hold arched canopy frame. The plain rectangular headboard has cut corners and rails drilled with holes for roping. Brass rosettes at the footposts above the original rails. The bed is painted red. The present canopy is not an original.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pencil-post beds
sleeping and reclining furniture
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
Federal
maple (wood)
Maple
Painted
Federal
BED, CANOPY

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

75 x 48.25 x 75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1189

Places

Connecticut (United States)