Federal Canopy or Field Bed
Federal Canopy or Field BedNew England, circa 1800
Birch and pine with original red paint stain
H. 64” (without canopy), L. 70” (rails), W. 54 ½” (end rails)
This rare and beautifully designed bed with its reeded posts and bowed canopy is in a remarkable state of preservation, retaining its wonderful original red paint stained surface.
Fine points of Furniture, by Albert Sack, p. 94, for a nearly identical example labeled “Best”.
Also, The New Fine Points of Furniture, by Albert Sack, 1993. P., for another nearly identical bed labeled “Superior”