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High-post bed


Object number

RIF2869

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

226.061 x 138.43 x 199.39 cm (89 x 54 1/2 x 78 1/2 in.)

Date

1765–1785

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, June 28 and 30, 1984, lot 586. Sotheby's, January 31–February 2, 1985, lot 888

Associated names

Sotheby's

Construction

According to the Sotheby's sale catalogue, the rails are replaced and the headboard is probably restored.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, Porcelain, and Related Decorative Arts, sale cat. (June 28 and 30, 1984), lot 586, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Chinese Export Porcelain, and Rugs, sale cat. (January 31, February 1–2, 1985), lot 888, ill.