1603 - 1625
Wood and textile
1950 x 1420 mm; 2160 mm (Length)Order this image
Packwood House, Warwickshire (Accredited Museum)
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This early 17th century bed is a 'marriage' of two different beds. The bed is in the 'Ireton Bedroom' where General Ireton was said to have slept before the Battle of Edgehill in 1642. It has holes for ropes to hold the mattress, which could be tightened in order to make the bed more comfortable. This is the origin of the phrase 'Good-night, sleep tight'.
A Jacobean fourposter bed with massive turned end pillars, the head and canopy panelled and carved.