James Gravenor (fl.1741-1768)
wood, metal, silk, gilt & wool
2540 mm (Width) x 2400 mm (Depth)
Place of origin
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Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
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The State Bed carved by James Gravenor. The bed posts formed as palm trees with gilt roots forming the feet. Large gilt foliage sprays support the canopy, which is surmounted by large foliage sprays, the corners with plimes of grey ostrich feathers. The underside of the canopy applied with giltwood foliate designs on a ground of pale blue flowered silk brocade, the back of the bed with foliage sprays, a coronet and monogram on similar brocade.
Purchased in 1987 by the National Heritage Memorial Fund from Francis Curzon, 3rd Viscount Scarsdale (1924-2000). On loan to the National Trust from the National Heritage Memorial Fund 1987-1988. Gifted to the National Trust in 1988 by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
Makers and roles
James Gravenor (fl.1741-1768), cabinet maker