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Dark-blue-green-painted, low-post bedstead with equal-height, flat-top, hollow-corner head- and footboards, cylinder-and-block-turned head- and footposts with mushroom-shaped finials and swelled, tapered cylindrical legs with a single incised line near the foot. The head- and footboards are tenoned into the posts and pegged. The rectangular rails, which are higher than they are wide, are cut with evenly spaced holes for a roped bottom. The side rails are tenoned into the posts and secured with iron bed bolts. The head and foot rails are tenoned into the posts and single-pegged.





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


Overall (H x W x D): 35 1/4 in. x 53 5/8 in. x 77 in. (89.54 cm x 136.21 cm x 195.58 cm)

Credit Line

Purchase, 1949

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