Tester Bed

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-304391

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view of a bed is shown. Empire-style tester bed has arched headboard with cut-out concave corners and scroll ears; side and foot rails with molded top and bottom edges; posts with plain tapered square upper sections and lower sections with carved ornamentation and rectangular paneled bases; short square feet with flaring carved top; and tester frame attached to posts. Tester has flat top and molded cornice. Carved ornamentation includes gadrooned molding at top edge of headboard; large central shell on top of headboard above carved oval cartouche surrounded by garlands and swags; acanthus leaves, foliage, and stop fluting on posts; acanthus leaves at corners of foot and side rails; and brackets on cornice.

Details

Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
tester beds
Empire (style)
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (8 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.011.024.001

Record Details

Originator

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Description Level

Item