Pencilpost Bed

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1780-1800

GUSN

GUSN-2986

Description

Birch pencil-post bed with tester frame above tapered octagonal posts continuing to square legs with "lambs tongue" carving where they meet, with wide headboard straight on top with scrolled ends, pierced side rails, all with original reddish-brown stain; wears reproduction wallpaper tester (1992.475)

Details

Descriptive Terms

pencil-post beds
sleeping and reclining furniture
birch (wood)
carving (processes)
mortise-and-tenon joints
joining
sawing
staining
Birch
Stained
Mill Sawn
Mortise & Tenon
Carved
Bed, Four-poster

Associated Building

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

Related Items

Title Bed Accession Number 1991.1532

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

84 x 54 x 76.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1466