Bedstead

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1825

GUSN

GUSN-5318

Description

Simple curvilinear pine headboard with heavy birch three-piece headposts, the upper and lower sections turned and tapered toward ends; medial square section of posts joining square birch side rails ending at heavy mahogany three piece foot posts; bottom and top sections rope turned with foliage carving tapering at ends; medial squares with brass medallions join straight pine foot board; Sheraton influenced desin; modern pine tester frame. A) headpost; B) headboard; C) headpost; D) side rail; E) foot rail; H) foot post; I) side rail; J) head rail.

Details

Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
sleeping and reclining furniture
birch (wood)
carving (processes)
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
foliation (pattern)
scrolling foliage
pine (wood)
Sheraton
Mahogany
Birch
Pine
Sheraton
Carved
Foliage
BED

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

88.5 x 54.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.670A-J