Elizabeth I tester bedstead

Circa 1580 - 1600
West Country, England

W 61" × H 78" × D 94"

Stock # Marh2255


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Elizabeth I oak carved tester bedstead. The carved arcaded section of headboard with botanical imagery typical of the West Country being flanked by leafy pilasters, above a row of winged mythical beasts and above this the main frieze of heraldic beasts within foliage. The bulbous cup and cover posts carved with leafy and jewelled decoration.

A high status bedstead made for a high status owner and house, impressive then and very impressive now.