A Federal Sheraton Tall Post Bed with Acanthus Leafed foot posts, circle of Samuel McIntire, Salem, c.1820. ex. Descendants of Benjamin Swann, Woodstock, VT
We took this bed literally out of a house where it had always been in
Woodstock, VT. The form of the bed exhibits a beautiful bulbous reeded
column, which is offset by the leafage carving typical of Salem work.
This is as clean an example of a Salem bed as it gets, with original
headboard, et al. Note the grained paneling on the front posts, as well
as the carved detail on the bottom of the posts. The rare posts have
typical chamfering throughout; top and bottom. The surface was never
refinished and we have waxed over it to bring out the mahogany. The bed
has had no repairs or alterations, with the exception of the missing
tester, which is an element generally lost and replaced.
Height: 81 in. Width: 58 in. Length: 77 in.
Mattress Size: 71 in. x 52 in - 58 in.
sw01612 - $12,000