Double Tester Bed

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-304396

Description

Untitled design drawing is rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view of a bed is shown. Double tester bed has arched headboard with cut-out corners, scroll ears, and painted or carved flowers and garland; rectangular footboard with cut-out corners, scroll ears, and rectangular recessed panel; posts with plain upper section above carved acanthus leaves and rectangular blocks with carved rosettes; carved inverted cup turning above tapered square feet with cuffs which terminate in casters; finials with acorns above inverted cup turnings; and tester frame attached top posts. Tester has flat top; cornice wth large convex curved ends and carved central plaques; and carved rectangular blocks at corners. Bed is shown with head cloth, side curtains and shaped valence.

Details

Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
tester beds
double beds
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (10 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.011.025.002

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