Low-post Bed

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1950-1970

GUSN

GUSN-4765

Description

Low-post bed, twin-sized. Maple. One of a pair. Headboard comprised of cut-out scroll ears between turned and carved posts with ball finials. Footboard has similar posts with turned foot rail above mattress level; plain board side rails and secondary foot rail. Metal plate under headboard rail marked "C.B. Swift and Company, 16 Charles St., Boston, Mass."

Details

Descriptive Terms

low-post beds
sleeping and reclining furniture
maple (wood)
Federal
maple (wood)
reproductions
Maple
Federal
Reproduction
BED

Inscription

Both bedsteads are stamped with parts numbers ""3417"" on headboard rail, etc.; both with metal plate under headboard rail marked ""C.B. Swift and Company, 16 Charles St., Boston, Mass.""

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Probably C. B. Swift and Company (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Dimensions

45 1/3 x 39 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.867.1

Places

Massachusetts (United States)