20TH CENTURY CHIPPENDALE ANTIQUE STYLE KING SIZE CARVED MAHOGANY PLANTATION BED
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We are pleased to offer for sale this great 20th century Chippendale antique style carved king size mahogany plantation bed. A traditional 18th century design, a rice carved 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. Commonly referred to as simply plantation beds this example stands on block collared feet with decorative brass bed bolt covers. The bed leg posts are lambs tongue carved with leaf carved urns, ringlet turnings, and transition into carved water leaf & tapered reeded posts. The upper part of the posts are again water leaf carved along the post necking and terminates with turned acorn shape urn finials. This came to us with only metal rails, the last owner used a bed skirt and all the metal elements were covered. This fits a standard king boxspring. The plastic risers are quite old and we'd more thank likely end up having additional wooden slats cut for our end client.