Cottage-Style Bedstead

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-64865

Description

Modified sleigh-bed style. Headboard is a rectangular panel enclosed by bulb and ball-shaped jigsaw cut legs surmounted by round crest or cross bar Marlborough feet. Identical footboard. Side rails are rectangular planks swelling slightly at join to legs. Painted red overall with gilt line borders overall. Repainted in late 19th century, with traces or original lighter, more orange original color. \n

Details

Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
sleeping and reclining furniture
gilding
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Bed
Pine
Painted
Gilded
Bed

Associated Building

Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

34 3/8 x 42 1/4 x 87 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret Carson Holt

Accession Number

1970.455