British Colonial Rosewood Four Poster BedMid 19th century
A late Regency, king sized four-poster bed in rosewood. At the centre of the curved headboard is a rectangular block defined by alternating, vertically-positioned slats, flanked on either side by arched horizontally positioned slats. The four parts making the canopy are attached to the posts and interconnected on the long side. The posts have carving at the top followed by a tapered reeded section and a cylinder of spiral carving. The horizontal support beams are decorated with a floral carving where they meet the posts The bed, that can be fully disassembled, rests on short carved legs that flare out at the bottom and terminate in ball feet.
The mattress Size: 207 cm x 183 cm (81½ x 72”)
The bed is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing. The Indian rosewood that this piece has been made of has a naturally occurring dark shade with a striking grain.
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British colonial India
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