Cedar low post hand-carved bedstead with dark varnish. Simple carving with round horizontal piece with flat knob on each end for decoration on the head board. Square posts and straight sideboards with cleat nailed to it and notched to receive slats fastened to head and foot posts with iron screws and metal plates for support. The frame, head, and foot boards are mortised and pegged into the posts, the foot board having a simple scroll at the top, which is lower than the posts and the head board. Mattress is held up by slats. All four side pieces have been repaired by nailing iron plates to hold the bedstead together.
38.5 x 55 x 77.5 in. (97.79 x 139.7 x 196.85 cm)
Place of Origin
Gift to Winedale Historical Complex from Ima Hogg, 1967.