George II mahogany settee of rare form. Circa 1750.
Ball and claw feet to front and rear.
Acanthus carving to knees and arms.
Rhode Island Bedstead
Mahogany, Cedar and Pine
89 3/4" tall x 76 1/2" long x 58 3/4" wide.
Iron rods retain much of their original red paint.
A very rare mahogany bedstead in original condition with wonderful patina.
Few C18th American bedsteads survive with four matching posts. This example retains a rare scalloped headboard (Mahogany veneered onto Cedar).
The elegant posts are raised on cabriole legs with scalloped pad mounted on a trumpet foot, a feature found on Massachusetts and Rhode Island furniture.
The original canopy rails, truncated finials and iron rods survive.
A similar example of the same dimensions can be found in the Winterthur Museum (canopy, iron rails and finials missing).