Bed frame part
225 mm (Width); 2030 mm (Length)
Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
Three painted pediment tester boards (a-c) and a frame (d) for a four poster bed. The upper part of the board is painted gold with green flower heads at intervals. On the moulding above is a green and gold frieze on a brown background, below the pediment is a decorative rail which is turned and has knobs on circular bases at intervals along its length. It is painted brown and is attached to the brown painted part of the tester board; three pieces of rail held together by pegs. The rest of the bed is missing; two rails have become detached.