Field Bed

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-2823

Description

Federal field/canopy bed of red-stained hardwood, with turned and tapered posts on tapered square-post legs with relief-decorated brass medallion ornaments at the front of each foot-post (marking upper and lower sections of each post), with plain, pointed headboard and channeled side rails; high and rounded red-stained canopy with 2 bars at top, 2 between posts (top of posts shortened canopy not original to bed).

Details

Descriptive Terms

field beds
sleeping and reclining furniture
staining
wood (plant material)
turning (shaping process)
Federal
Bed, Field

Associated Building

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

Related Items

Title Canopy Accession Number 1991.1326

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

USA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

78 x 51 1/4 x 81 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1275