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Federal Canopy or Field Bed

Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials Birch and pine with original red paint stain.
Dimensions
W. 54.5 in; H. 64 in; D. 70 in;
W. 138.43 cm; H. 162.56 cm; D. 177.8 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date New England, circa 1800.
Description This rare and beautifully designed bed with its reeded posts and bowed canopy is in a remarkable state of preservation, retaining its wonderful original red paint stained surface.

References:
Fine points of Furniture, by Albert Sack, p. 94, for a nearly identical example labeled “Best.”

Also, The New Fine Points of Furniture, by Albert Sack, 1993. For another nearly identical bed labeled “Superior."

American Furniture The Chipstone Foundation 2014, edited by Luke Beckerdite. Article by Nancy Goyne Evans "Documentary Evidence of Colored Finishes and Decoration on Bedsteads and Cornices: Late Colonial and Federal Periods", pp. 224-256. The two beds here are illustrated and discussed as fig. 1, p. 224 and fig. 2, p. 226.
Styles / Movements Federal
Dealer Reference Number 4-305
Incollect Reference Number 147021
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