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Collection The Stephen Girard Artifact Collection
Catalog Number 0022
Other number GAF. 55
Object Name Bed, Four-Poster
Artist Haines, Ephraim
Description Full-tester camp or field-style bedstead with ogee-shaped arch top tester. Four turned and carved posts combining fluted vasiform elements with festoon and drapery carved urn-shaped elements and acanthus-leaf carved capitals. Low serpentine headboard with elongated central rounded hump and pointed "ears" on either side. Round tapered legs with conical feet and casters. With bed cover 0378 and canopy 0385
Date 1806
Year Range from 1806
Made Philadelphia
Material Mahogany
Related Publications Schwarz, Robert D. The Stephen Girard Collection A Selective Catalog, # 30.
Hornor, Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture, 1935.
Montgomery, American Furniture: the Federal Period, 1966.
Wick, Wendy, Stephen Girard thesis, University of Delaware, 1977.


Source Girard, Stephen
Received as Bequest
Used Stephen Girard's Water Street house