British Colonial Four Poster Queen Size Bed in Cuban Mahogany, circa 1820

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Overview

An extremely beautiful British-colonial bed from the West Indies in Cuban mahogany, circa 1820. Adapted in our workshop to fit a standard queen size mattress, this exceptional bed features four reeded posts with very well-articulated carvings of pineapples & tropical foliage, and a headboard with carved scrolls, acanthus leaves & a flower with four petals that might be a mustard flower. The headboard, footboard & four posts are original. New side rails were made to lengthen bed to a queen size. Original side rails, which are 70 1/2 " long, come with the bed. The bed can be assembled in its original format, if desired. The last 3 images show the bed with its original sideboards and L brackets. Purchaser will receive both the original side rails and the extended side rails The posts are each made of solid Cuban mahogany and are of one piece of wood that has been turned and carved from the feet to the pineapple finials. The headboard has a crotch-mahogany veneer over solid mahogany wood in the panels and is surrounded by a solid mahogany frame. The original side rails, as well as the head and foot rails are of solid mahogany. The original tester which was missing was replaced, as well as the bed bolt covers (photographed). All of the bed bolts were replaced on the side rails and the head & foot rails to assure a perfect mechanical assembly.
89 1/4" long x 62 1/2" wide x 97" high
Note: Takes a standard queen mattress which will rest on the custom box we are including with the bed that measures 80" long x 54" wide x 6" high.

Details
OF THE PERIOD
British Colonial
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Caribbean
DATE OF MANUFACTURE
circa 1820
PERIOD
Early 19th Century
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Hand-Carved
Mahogany,
Turned
CONDITION
Good
CONDITION DETAILS
An exceptional bed in solid mahogany. Posts are turned & carved from 1 piece of wood. Original side, head & foot rails are of solid mahogany. Bed is strong when assembled & does not wobble or creak. New longer side rails are in stained poplar.
WEAR
Wear consistent with age and use.
DIMENSIONS
H 97 in. x W 89.25 in. x D 62.5 in.
H 246.38 cm x W 226.7 cm x D 158.75 cm

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