A Charles I and later oak tester bed, circa 1640 and later
Lot 165
A Charles I and later oak tester bed, circa 1640 and later
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,129) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Charles I and later oak tester bed, circa 1640 and later A Charles I and later oak tester bed, circa 1640 and later
A Charles I and later oak tester bed, circa 1640 and later
The tester with six central panels each carved with linear knot-designs, encircled by ten narrow guilloche-carved panels, the headboard with a pair of deep recessed panels, each panel carved with an applied roundel-filled arch enclosing a similar roundel-filled lozenge within an egg-and-dart carved and punched-decorated frame, centred and flanked by Ionic capital guilloche-carved pilasters and headed by a row of fan-filled lunettes, with three plain panels below, the later end-posts with turned and gadrooned-carving, joined by later rails with bedstaff apertures, assembled, restorations, 150cm wide x 221cm deep x 206cm high, (59in wide x 87in deep x 81in high)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Purchased H. W. Keil Ltd., Broadway, Worcestershire, 1966. Sold with the original promotional photograph.

    Upon turning twenty-one Chris Douglas's parents gifted him money to buy a second-hand car whilst at university. Rather than make such a purchase Chris instead chose this tester bed, for the then considerable sum of £600.00.
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