possibly Chippendale & Rannie (fl. 1754 - 1766)
circa 1760 (and later)
Mahogany, Oak, Softwood, Paint, Silk, Brass
254 x 168 x 209 cm
Place of origin
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Saltram, Devon (Accredited Museum)
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A mahogany bed, English, circa 1760 and later, and with some earlier silk hangings adapted to fit the bed. With a later oak headboard behind silk hangings. The tester of undulating form and carved with a gilt and painted gadrooned edge. Mounted to the corners with carved acanthus leaves painted black and white. The foot posts very well carved as cluster columns and topped by a capital carved with floral egg and dart, above pendants with sunken matted quatrefoils all on balusters finely carved with acanthus. On block feet with reserves carved with acanthus and foliate-carved moulded feet. On large brass castors.
Date of introduction to Saltram not recorded but at Saltram by 1951 and accepted by HM Treasury in lieu of full payment of Death Duty from the Executors of Edmund Robert Parker (1877 - 1951), 4th Earl of Morley and transferred to the National Trust in 1957.
Makers and roles
possibly Chippendale & Rannie (fl. 1754 - 1766), cabinet maker
Rostek 2012: Charlotte Rostek, 'New Light on Thomas Chippendale's Seat Furniture at "Best" Bed at Dumfries House, Ayshire', Furniture History XLVIII (2012): 141-154.