4 March 2004
A SET OF MID-VICTORIAN BEDSTEPS
Each with black simulated leather-lined step flanked by scrolled handles, the top step hinged and concealing a compartment, the middle hinged step with brass handle concealing a commode, on ceramic castors, the underside of the flap inscribed 'T. Crank, T. Cotterel, T. Walse', lacking pot
30¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) wide; 30¼ (77 cm.) deep
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 March 2000, lot 85.
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As illustrated in R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1820, bedsteps were situated at right angles to the top of the bed.
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