Hired Man's Bed

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-3192

Description

Brownish-red painted bed; Scalloped headboard joins square head posts with stacked circle, mushroom finials and turned, tapered lower posts ending in rings and heavy mushroom cap feet; conforming foot posts; rails are pierced with holes for roping; currently disassembled.

Details

Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
sleeping and reclining furniture
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
maple (wood)
Maple
Oak
Turned
Painted
Bed

Inscription

Some of the elements are marked with Roman numerals for proper assemblage.

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.975

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

38.5 x 54 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.975A-I