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High-post bed


Object number

RIF4197

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 227.33 cm (89 1/2 in.); Width: 194.31 cm (76 1/2 in.); Length: 194.31 cm (76 1/2 in.)

Date

1740–1770

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

Made in Massachusetts, or possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (front posts); maple (rails, rear posts); white pine (headboard)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1959

Associated names

John S. Walton, Inc.

Bibliography

"Collector's Notes," Antiques 100, no. 8 (August 1971): 233, ill.
Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), 16–17, no. 6, ill.