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High-post bed

Object number



Maker Unknown


Height: 231.776cm (91 1/4in.); Height, to bed rail: 44.45cm (17 1/2in.); Width: 144.78cm (57in.); Length: 191.294cm (75 5/16in.)



Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design


Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Charles L. Pendleton (1846–1904), Providence, Rhode Island; bequeathed to Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1904

Associated names

Charles L. Pendleton


Luke Vincent Lockwood, The Pendleton Collection (Providence: RISD Museum, 1904), 379–381, pl. 93.
Luke Vincent Lockwood, Colonial Furniture in America, 3rd ed., 2 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926), vol. 2, pp. 255–256, fig. 806.
Verna Cook Salomonsky, Masterpieces of Furniture Design (Michigan: Periodical Publishing Co., 1931), pl. 95.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 27, no. 1, ill.
Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), 134, fig. 235.
Lester Margon, Masterpieces of American Furniture, 1620–1840: A Compendium, with Photographs, Measured Drawings, and Descriptive Commentary (New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1965), 60.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 258, fig. 6.4.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 217–218, no. 161, ill.