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Turned Poplar Tall Post Bed with Acorn Finials

Auction:
3023T
Lot:
1423
Sold for:
$7,380$6,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3023T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 04, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Turned Poplar Tall Post Bed with Acorn Finials, probably Piedmont, Virginia, c. 1815-35, four elaborately turned posts joined by rails, a shaped headboard, a similarly turned foot rail, and an arched tester, post ht. 78 in.

Provenance: Purchased by the consignor's grandfather in 1929, out of a house owned by the family of Cletus Lamb (of Moss Hill, Virginia) according to a note written by the United States Department of the Interior. The house was reportedly used by Stonewall Jackson during the Civil War in the winter of 1862-63.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Cletus Lamb, Bed, Finial, Headboard, Human sexuality, Mattresses, Military personnel, Piedmont, Virginia, Sleep, Stonewall, Stonewall Jackson

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