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High-post bed


Object number

RIF2620

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

241.301 x 157.48 x 196.533 cm (95 x 62 x 77 3/8 in.)

Date

1800–1820

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Geography

Made in Boston, Massachusetts, or made in Salem, Massachusetts, or made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (headboard); birch (headposts, rails); basswood (quivers); eastern white pine (remainder of cornice); soft maple (lacing knobs)

Style

Empire

Provenance

Joe Kindig, Jr., York, Pennsylvania; sold to Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Houston, Texas, 1946; given to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1969

Associated names

Joe Kindig, Jr.
Ima Hogg

Bibliography

David B. Warren, Bayou Bend: American Furniture, Paintings, and Silver from the Bayou Bend Collection (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1975), 88, no. 171, ill.
David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 118–119, no. F190, ill.