18TH CENTURY MAHOGANIZED FOUR POSTER SALEM TESTER BED
Bay Colony Antiques is honored to offer you this outstanding 18th century Salem Massachusetts tall four poster tester canopy bed. It has well defined & identifying with bell flower carved posts further defined by rope carvings. This is standard 3/4" bed with its original rails & pine scrolled headboard. It is an ideal and perfect bed to easily convert to queen or king sizes. We wanted to offer this first to the purists who want it left alone. We can easliy addapt this to full sized with custom bedding as it was when we obtained it. Should you desire its conversion in size just let us know and we will discuss this option with our woodworker. It would only require a new headboard cut and extensions of the rails. The value of period beds is in their tall carved posts and these are absolutely killers. The bed is made out of birch with an original mahogany finish. These are known as "mahoganized" pieces most often employed from Salem Massachusetts through the coastal port cities of Maine. The bed is fastened with French bolts and has very rare an unusual period bed slat holders made from heavy decorative metal. We received it without bed bolt covers & noting the posts were one altered to get the bed out of or into a space with drastic size limits. Our woodworker will be cleaning up these old restorations & you are looking at off the truck photos. The bed completely breaks down into into components. It uses mahogany in the bell flower ornamentation. It is 76" long and 57 1/2" overall with it being 76 1/2" X 52 1/2" between the rails. If you are within our delivery range custom bedding is something we can obtain for you. Every major city has a bedding maker that can make off sized bedding.