Low-Post Bed

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1825-1830

GUSN

GUSN-2747

Description

Lowpost bed. Red painted maple. Four boldly turned posts with ball finials, shaped headboard with straight top, side rails pierced for ropes (no longer used) and lengthened with iron bolts at the posts (was once a child's bed). The has an original brick red color overall and is fitted with a modern metal bed frame on casters.

Details

Descriptive Terms

low-post beds
sleeping and reclining furniture
iron (metal)
maple (wood)
turning (shaping process)
maple (wood)
Maple
Iron
Turned
BED, FOUR-POSTER

Associated Building

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

Maker

Metcalf, Luther, 1756-1838 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Medway, MA, USA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

36 3/4 x 43 x 81 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1190

Places

Massachusetts (United States)