Oak, mahogany, cherry, textile
228 x 216 x 157 cm
Place of origin
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Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire (Accredited Museum)
An oak tester bed, English, constructed from 17th century elements. The head-board with two arcaded panels inlaid with floral and bird marquetry, flanked by pilasters carved with ionic capitals and trailing stylised flowers, with a foliate strapwork frieze and a further three plain panels below, the roof canopy with dentil cornice, fluted frieze and eleven carved panels centred with a projecting face, supported by a pair of block and turned posts raised on square panelled bases, each post with inlaid flower-heads mid-way in contrasting mahogany, oak and cherry timbers, the panelled foot-board joined to the side rails.