Tester bed

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1830

GUSN

GUSN-306329

Description

Four-post tester bed with triangular headboard with molded edge. Head posts are square in cross-section throughout but foot posts are fluted columns above base for mattress. Gilt tin rosette covers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tester beds
wood (plant material)
iron alloy
tin alloy
Bed
Bed, Canopy
Bed, Canopy

Associated Building

Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Furniture; Sleeping & Reclining Furniture

Dimensions

80 x 55 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances Sortwell

Accession Number

1958.381

Date

1790-1830 (Probably)

Places

Probably