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High-post bed


Object number

RIF182

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

220.98 x 139.7 x 187.96cm (87 x 55 x 74in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine (tester frame)

Inscriptions

Roman numerals incised at various joints

Provenance

Possibly Samuel Carr, Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in the Carr family, until 1937. John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1966; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, March 7, 2004, lot 723

Associated names

Samuel Carr
John S. Walton, Inc.

Bibliography

"The Buildings: The Peyton Randolph House," Antiques 95, no. 1 (January 1969): 103.
Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), 20–21, no. 9.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N. H., Property Approved for Deaccessioning by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, sale cat. (March 7, 2004), 39, lot 723.