Lot 160
New England Carved Cherry 3/4 Size Tall Post Tester Bed
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Attributed to Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1825, multi-part form, fully developed foot posts with inverted trumpet, spiral twist, relief carved oak leaves and pineapple, head posts with ring turnings, stained white pine headboard with scrolled crest, maple bed rails with rope-holes, posts continue to form a tall distinctive turned leg, with later iron box-spring supports; brass cover plates to bolt holes and brass mounts to scrolled crests on headboard.

82.5 in. (to top of pin), post height 80.5 in. x 78.5 x 54 in., interior 72 x 48 in., floor to bottom of rail 18.25 in.

Estate Antiques, Inc., proprietors Jim and Harriet Pratt, Charleston, South Carolina

Headboard with scraping and light wear; left foot-post with tight shrinkage crack from floor to pineapple; right foot post with small area of wood chip loss; right head post with small cut/patch.

$2,000 - 4,000