20TH CENTURY CHIPPENDALE ANTIQUE STYLE MAHOGANY RICE & TOBACCO CARVED PLANTATION BED
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A traditional 18th century design, a rice carved plantation bed is a highly sought after American staple. The earliest known examples were made in the Carolinas in the second half of the 18th century. The original gentleman to commission the design wanted the plants that gave him his immense wealth carved into the post. Rice and tobacco we're the most prevalent cash crops in the area at the time. The posts are finely carved with tobacco leaves at the lower turning & rice carvings above. The posts then transition wonderfully to tapered reed carved posts with a series of ringlets topped with carved urn finials. We continue to offer some of the finest period & 20th century beds on the market and have had trouble keeping stock. It seems as quick as we can get them listed they turn over. The bed has a center rail to accept a split king foundation and includes wood support slats as pictured. The posts screw off above the carvings to make the bed much easier to handle and move throughout the home. The bed measures 83" wide x 90" deep x 88" tall. The interior sections measure 38 1/4" wide x 81" deep. The height at the top of the headboard is 44 3/4" tall and the height at the top of the rails is 18 3/4".