London, South Kensington
20 - 21 January 2009
A CHARLES I OAK BEDSTEAD
CIRCA 1640, NORTH COUNTRY
With geometrical patterns of incised oak leaves throughout, with a nine -panel headboard, three-panel footboard and sixteen-panel tester raised on multi-facetted punch-decorated posts
74 in. (187 cm.) high; 73½ in. (187 cm.) long; 49½ in. (126 cm.) wide
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BBC, Story of English Furniture, 1 November 1978.
It is quite rare to find a bedstead in it's original and unaltered state and in this example the bedposts are highly distinctive and most unusual.
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