Blue-green-painted, low-post bedstead with peaked-top, hollow-corner head- and footboards (the headboard higher), cylinder-block-and-quadruple-ring-turned head- and footposts with flattened ball or knop finials and single-swell turned legs incised at their centers, and pegged rails. The head- and footboards are tenoned into the posts and single-pegged. The rectangular rails, which are higher than they are wide, are beaded along their top and bottom outside edges and chamfered along their bottom inside edge. Their tops slope inward and are fitted with pegs for a roped or sacking bottom. The side rails are tenoned into the posts and secured with iron bed bolts; filled mortises or wedges are visible on their outside ends. The head and foot rails are tenoned into the posts and double-pegged.

Date

1800-1830


Geography


Material/Technique

Yellow pine (head- and footboards and rails), tulip poplar (posts), paint, iron


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 33 3/8 in. x 50 3/4 in. x 76 1/4 in. (84.77 cm x 128.91 cm x 193.68 cm)


Credit

Mount Vernon Collection


Marks

Inscribed on the inside of the footrail near the proper left footpost: "III".

Inscribed on the inside of the footrail near the proper right footpost and on the side rail near the proper right footpost: "II".

Inscribed on the inside of the side rail near the proper right headpost: "I".

Inscribed on the inside of the side rail near the the proper left headpost: "X".


Object Number

52-163


Colors


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