Elizabeth I carved oak tester bed

Circa 1580 - 1600
West Country, England

W 68 × H 91 1/4 × D 89

Stock # Marh583


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Elizabeth I carved oak tester bed, the head board with two carved arcaded panels being flanked by three caryatid figures and two mythical birds, the upper frieze carved with flowery S-scolls. The tester carved with double heart motifs and guilloche with a huge centre panel of applied mouldings. The two huge cup and cover carved posts with heavy gadroons and leafy bases. Restored.