Field Bed with Tester Frame

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-7572

Description

Sheraton style tester bedstead with marlborough legs at head which taper into pencil posts. Headboard is slightly rounded. Rectangular wide rails are beaded on upper, out edge. Rear legs have cylindical foot with vase and ring turnings. At join with rails, legs are block turned. Ovoid brass-colored bed bolt covers. Lower posts with spool and ovoid turning with incised ring highlights. Reeded column above tapers to ring turning, tapers to join with highly domed tester with five horizontal stretchers; curved sides hinged at top.

Details

Descriptive Terms

field beds
sleeping and reclining furniture
maple (wood)
maple (wood)
Sheraton
Maple
Sheraton
BED, FIELD

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

85.625 x 48.5 x 78.375 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.465