Hand carved Texas low post bed made of American Elm. Rope-spring bed with six holes at the foot and head of the bed which secures the ropes. Bed posts are carved to form the following shapes starting from the floor-going up: one small rectangle, one large rectangle, one rounded diamond shaped piece, one small rectangle and one more diamond shaped piece. Beveled panel of cedar framed into the headboard. Stands on four rollers.
52 x 57 x 81.5 in. (132.08 x 144.78 x 207.01 cm)
Place of Origin
Independence (Washington County, Tex.)
Gift to Winedale Historical Complex from Ima Hogg, 1962.
Artisan or Artist
American elm ; beds
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- biological material -- plant material -- wood (plant material) -- hardwood -- elm (wood) -- American elm (wood) ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Furnishings (Hierarchy Name) -- furnishings (artifacts) -- furniture -- beds (furniture)
Furnishings -- furniture -- sleeping and reclining furniture -- bed
sleeping and reclining furniture -- beds
Winedale Historical Complex, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Local Resource Number
Accession No.: IH 62.3 ; Catalogue No.: W-1j 2-67
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Hill Texas Archive Research Notes
Made for George J. Duncan of Washington County, and descended in the family.