An oask tester bed
Lot 760
An early 17th Century and later oak tester bed
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,472) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Sale Chester
15 Sep 2011 10:00 BST

Auction 18926
An early 17th Century and later  oak tester bed An early 17th Century and later  oak tester bed An early 17th Century and later  oak tester bed
Lot Details
An early 17th Century and later oak tester bed
With sixteen panelled tester, the headboard with a pair of panels, each centred with a polychrome decorated shield within scroll parchment and floral carving, all within an egg-and-dart and gadroon carved frame, centred by a ionic capital pilaster, surmounted by frieze rails carved with squatting figures resting upon mythical beasts, the beasts 'forked tongue' entwined around their outstretched arms, centred by a contorted serpent and bearing the initials 'JP' 'DP', the end posts of fluted and punch decorated baluster form, joined by channel moulded rails, 197cm wide x 217cm deep x 215cm high, (77.5" wide x 85" deep x 84.5" high)

Footnotes

  • The shield on the viewer's right, with two gold crosses on a red ground between two chequered flaunches is recorded for SHERINGTON of Sheringham, Norfolk, and of Medbourne and Lacocke, Wiltshire, and also of Worcestershire.
    The shield on the left, incorrectly re-painted, appears to represent the HOUND or HOWND family of Cambridgeshire and Herefordshire, whose shield is recorded as silver with a red chevron charged with gold coins, between three black running hounds wearing collars.
    Both these family arms are in their male format.
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  1. David Houlston
    Specialist - Oak Furniture
    Bonhams
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    Oxford, OX5 1JH
    United Kingdom
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