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New England Bedstead found in Newburyport, Massachusetts
Catalog#: Early Summer 2009
Artist: Not Available 
Category: Rugs & Tapestries
SubType: Textiles
Origin: America-USA
Era: 18th Century
Completely original with mortised joints, the late eighteenth-century to early-nineteenth-century double bed was topped by an early “husband” bed rest, a rare example with ratchet back adjustment that has been newly reupholstered in watermelon calamanco. Behind the bed hangs an eighteenth-century whole cloth wool coverlet with naturalistic reapplied American crewel work depicting insects, snails and salamanders.

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