|Object Name||Bed, Four-Poster|
|Collection||The Stephen Girard Artifact Collection|
|Other number||GAF. 55|
|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|
|Year Range from||1806|
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, Stephen Girard: A Patron of the Philadelphia Furniture trade, University of Delaware, 1977.
|Used||Stephen Girard's Water Street house|