An oak tester bed Constructed in the 19th century incorporating mid-17th century parts, probably Bradford/Halifax area, Yorkshire, circa 1650, other elements possibly earlier
Lot 528
An oak tester bed Constructed in the 19th century incorporating mid-17th century parts, probably Bradford/Halifax area, Yorkshire, circa 1650, other elements possibly earlier
Sold for £5,250 (US$ 8,824) inc. premium
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The Oak Interior Chester
19 Jul 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 19896
An oak tester bed Constructed in the 19th century incorporating mid-17th century parts, probably Bradford/Halifax area, Yorkshire, circa 1650, other elements possibly earlier An oak tester bed Constructed in the 19th century incorporating mid-17th century parts, probably Bradford/Halifax area, Yorkshire, circa 1650, other elements possibly earlier
Lot Details
An oak tester bed
Constructed in the 19th century incorporating mid-17th century parts, probably Bradford/Halifax area, Yorkshire, circa 1650, other elements possibly earlier
Having a dentil frieze, the tester divided down the centre into two multiple panels of organic cross-hatched carved panels and multiple S-scroll carved panels, all within chip-carved rails, headed by two conforming scroll-carved panels at the headboard end, the headboard surmounted by a blind Gothic tracery inspired arched cresting over a pair of panels, each carved with a lozenge flanked by cross-hatched trilobes and incised fleur-de-lys, flanked by carved pilasters modelled as an Atlantes, over four interlaced and lozenge chip-carved panels, runs of parquetry inlay evident on the headboard rails, the vine-carved end-posts emanating from a linear gauge-carved cup, on Atlantes pilaster wrapped posts within four free-standing turned-fluted pilasters emanating from a cut-corner base, the footboard with an interesting pair of panels carved with livestock resting under a stylized tree, 187cm wide x 255.5cm deep x 213cm high, (73.5" wide x 100.5" deep x 83.5" high)
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