Red-painted, low-post bedstead with flat-top, hollow-corner head- and footboards (the headboard higher), cylinder-block-and-cylinder-turned head- and footposts with ball finials and single-swell turned legs with flattened-ball-and-tapered-cylindrical feet, 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 ogee-molded on their top outside edge and beaded along their bottom outside 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; small, almost square filled mortises or wedges are visible on their inside ends. The head and foot rails are tenoned into the posts and single-pegged.

Long, filled mortises on the inside of the headposts suggest that additional side panels or pillow guards may have once been attached there.





Tulip poplar (posts and headboard), yellow pine (rails), paint


Overall (H x W x D): 33 5/8 in. x 49 1/4 in. x 72 1/2 in. (85.41 cm x 125.1 cm x 184.15 cm)

Credit Line

Purchase, 1968

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