A fine Australian  birds-eye huon and huon pine four poster bed Tasmania, circa 1860
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A fine Australian birds-eye huon and huon pine four poster bed Tasmania, circa 1860
Sold for AU$ 26,400 (US$ 22,454) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine Australian birds-eye huon and huon pine four poster bed
Tasmania, circa 1860
The curveto shaped canopy with curtain rods above octagonal posts with elaborately carved capitals and acanthus leaf carved bases over square lower sections, with a rectangualr foot board with raised panel decoration, raised on turned feet with large wooden castors, with rich red 'Donghia Sogno' drapes and bed cover, 176cm wide, 230cm deep, 259cm high (69" wide, 90.5" deep, 101.5" high).

Footnotes

  • References:
    Australian Furniture Pictorial History and Dictionary 1788-1938, by Kevin Fahy & Andrew Simpson, page 145, plate 7.
    W. Smee & Son, Designs of Furniture, London circa 1850.
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