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High-post bed

Object number



Maker Unknown


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



Current location

Rhode Island School of Design Museum


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


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.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 258, fig. 6.4.
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.
Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), 134, fig. 235.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 1986), 217–218, no. 161, ill.
Luke Vincent Lockwood, The Pendleton Collection (Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 1904), 379–381, pl. 93.
Verna Cook Salomonsky, Masterpieces of Furniture Design (Michigan: Periodical Publishing Co., 1931), pl. 95.
Lester Margon, Masterpieces of American Furniture, 1620–1840: A Compendium, with Photographs, Measured Drawings, and Descriptive Commentary (New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1965), 60.