Attributed to Deming & Bulkley measures 45 1/2 in total height overall, 95 1/2 in total length overall, and 62 1/2 in total width overall. The inside dimensions measure 52 3/8 in width by 65 in length where the box spring would need to sit on top of the frame bolt supports. There is additional room for a mattress on the inside when measured across the end bolt supports and from end to end where the finished mahogany begins. This inside dimension measures 77 in length by 54 ½ in width.
The design and attention to detail on this bed is beyond impeccable! The Headboard and footboard have fully intricately carved scrolls with acanthus leaves wrapping around cornucopia/horn of plenty with finely carved nut clusters on all four scrolled end sides. The hairy paw feet are masterfully carved with four toenails and are connected to a wrapped cornucopia/ horn of plenty that is bearing fruits, nuts and leaves that are blossoming on all four legs.
This phenomenal bed has gorgeous mahogany panels with all original gold gilt stenciling throughout over black ebonized trim with outlines, geometrics, pinwheels, tulips, rose, and fruit and leaf clusters. The stenciling areas are located at the top scroll of headboard and footboard, inner panel on S-Scroll ends, center of the side rails, and the center on the lower footboard and lower headboard. It is amazing that most of the original stenciling remains intact.
All of the exceptional carvings, particularly the four toed hairy paw feet, and the beautiful, detailed stenciling are signature attributes of Deming & Bulkley. This gorgeous sleigh bed weighs approximately 250 pounds is constructed of solid Mahogany and is wearing its original finish.It is very sturdy and structurally sound and, as one might expect, has a few age cracks and marks of character completely consistent with its age and adding to its charm. The elegance of the sleigh-shaped bed is absolutely stunning! If youve been looking for a truly excellent and exceptional Classical Empire Period Sleigh Bed, then this is it! The elegance of the masterful heavy carving, original stenciling and overall design is magnificent and the patina and grain of the rich Mahogany is splendid!
If you appreciate the elegance of Classical Empire Period Design, then dont miss the opportunity to own this Monumental Original Finish New York Classical Heavily. Novice antique collectors should be aware that any antique over 100 years old will have some type(s) of slight or minor imperfections or marks of character. It is exactly these time-acquired features that intrigue collectors to ponder about how the piece must have been used and by whom. Such marks of use and character only add to the authenticity, charm, and desirability of the piece.
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