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Collection The Stephen Girard Artifact Collection
Catalog Number 0034
Other number GAF. 69-70
Object Name Bed, Four-Poster
Description Low-post bedstead made of a softwood (possibly poplar) and stained red. Headrail with headboard and legs, footrail with legs and two side rails. Pointed pediment-shaped or triangular headboard. Simple bun or onion-shaped turnings atop posts.
Date c 1796
Made Philadelphia PA
Material Poplar/Hickory
Height (in) 32.5
Width (in) 42
Related Publications Schwarz, Robert D. The Stephen Girard Collection A Selective Catalog, # 21
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