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Mahogany Tester Bed

18th-century bed of Rhode Island origin, mahogany with elaborately fluted foot posts with Marlboro feet and small fan inlay. Simple headboard with pencil posts, possibly of secondary wood. Bed has usual evidence of years of continual use found in all true antiques. Numerous old hammer-like dents on pencil posts. Many tack and brad holes in bed sides and ends. Old crack in Marlboro foot. Deep rim chip on right ring under fluted column. One brass cover missing on left hand outside foot post. No finials, mattress or springs.

Object number: 1976.17.1

Dimensions: 87"high: 59” W: 82"L

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon, III

Estimated age 1770.

What visitors say

Visiting the Joel Lane House was like going back in time.  Thank you so much for showing us the house of Joel Lane.  Its interesting to see how the founder of Wake County lived.