Tall Taper Post Bed

Sold to John S., Whitesboro, NY

Antique bed with tapered posts

Antique taper post bed joint detail

This is an unusually fine antique bed in a desirable early style. The slim posts form a slender spire to support the tester frame. The headboard, with its minimal slope, reflects the graceful taper of the posts. The rails are unusually robust with holes for the rope mattress support. An interlocking joint ties the rails and post together at the corners. The old red finish is original and is exceptionally well preserved. This a fine example of a late 18th or early 19th century bed. This classic form fits remarkably well with American country decor. Maple, pine & birch. Headboard old replacement.Antique taper post bed headboard detail

This antique bed can be resized to full size by replacing the side rails with longer rails. The original side rails will be included with the bed.

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Post Hgt.
Inside Dimension
Outside Dimension
Rail Hgt.
Headboard Hgt. Bottom
Headboard Hgt. Top
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