Bed - Construction ...........Empire style........... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary

Two Low-post Bedsteads in the Empire Style
Reprinted from Colonial Furniture in America
By Luke Vincent Lockwood, 1926

Bedstead: the framework of a bed (syn.: bed frame)

Figure 818 shows a low-post bedstead of the Empire period. This style of bedstead was introduced at a time when the tester-top and draped bedsteads were going out of fashion.

The posts are carved in acanthus-leaf and pineapple pattern, and the headboard is bordered with carving.

The posts are reeded and carved in the acanthus-leaf pattern with pineapple finial.

The tops of the head and foot boards are founded and finished with scrolls carved in acanthus-leaf pattern with large rosettes.

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