Tester Bed

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-304392

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in pencil on trace. Front view of a bed is shown. Neoclassical-style tester bed has double-curved headboard and footboard with cut-out corners and scroll ears; posts with carved inverted cup above plain tapered columnar upper section, medial section with carved acanthus leaves and reeding; and reeded columnar lower section; carved inverted cup turning above short ovoid turned feet with cuffs terminating in casters; and tester frame attached to posts. Tester is shown with fabric valance and has flat top and molded cornice with dentil molding at bottom edge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
tester beds
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (10 x 10 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.011.024.002

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