John Henry Belter (American, born Germany, 1804-1863). <em>Bed</em>, ca. 1856. Rosewood, Headboard: 65 1/2 x 58 1/2 in. (166.4 x 148.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Ernest Vietor, 39.30. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 39.30_reference_SL1.jpg)

Bed

Artist:John Henry Belter

Medium: Rosewood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1856

Dimensions: Headboard: 65 1/2 x 58 1/2 in. (166.4 x 148.6 cm) Footboard: 36 x 58 1/2 in. (91.4 x 148.6 cm) Depth of Bed: 83 in. (210.8 cm) Overall: 65 1/2 x 58 1/2 x 83 in. (166.4 x 148.6 x 210.8 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor

Accession Number: 39.30

Image: 39.30_reference_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Victorian bed; laminated rosewood with carved and pierced decoration; head and foot are serpentine in shape surmounted with carved decoration of oak leaves and acorns and a central carved cartouche of an angel. A short section of the side rails is carved and upholstered in striped satin material. There is a box spring mattress and a mattress. Condition: good.

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