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Culture:American
Title:bedstead
Date Made:ca. 1800
Type:Furniture
Materials:wood: maple, pine; paint
Place Made:United States; Connecticut Valley
Measurements:overall: 36 3/4 x 52 x 76 in.; 93.345 cm
Accession Number:  HD 56.126
Credit Line:Gift of Vincent Andrus
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
Low-post bedstead made of maple with a pine headboard. Low-post bedsteads with turned legs were made throughout the eighteenth century and well into the nineteenth century. They frequently seem to be earlier in appearance that in actuality and are almost always plain painted or grained. The surface on this piece is covered with red and black mahoganized graining, typical of the period. The straight-edged headboard has a pointed top, and the four turned posts have ball tops.

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