Elizabeth I tester bedstead

Circa 1600
Yorkshire

W 67 1/2" (mattress size 55 1/2") × H 89" × D 85 1/2"

Stock # Marh2299

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Elizabeth I tester bedstead. The headboard with two large applied arcades with the columns in the form of atlantes with a floral arcade above, both arcades being flanked by three atlantes and two outer flute playing satyrs. Above this the two inlaid panels with rampant lions holding a flag pole, flanked by grotesque masks. The tester being supported by the huge cup and cover carved posts. The tester carved with lozenges typical of Yorkshire work with a central inlaid boss with a lions mask.

Bedsteads of this size and quality were usually found in the great houses of the Elizabethan period