19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Bed with Caning

2306-29102 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

Headboard 61H x 63W

Location: Dallas


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19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Bed with Caning is a remarkable work of the furniture maker's art!  Sculpted from walnut, it features artistry exhibited from the crown of the headboard to the arbalette base of the footboard which happens to match the side rails.  The gracefully arched headboard consists of complex hand-carved molding surrounding a Greek coin border all across the crown, centered with an exquisitely rendered wreath of roses tied together with flowing ribbon.  Egg finials on foliate bases adorn the corners, underneath which are rosettes and bell flowers, with more rosettes on the corner of the caned panel.  As should be the case, the footboard has received equal attentions of the sculptor, with a boldly molded framework in an ovoid shape centered with a laurel wreath tied with ribbon mounted atop the double caned panel.  Triangular rosettes provide an accent, with square rosettes serving as end caps on each corner under which are more bell flowers.  The original painted finish has achieved a lovely patina and a charming state of distress that only adds to the allure and desirability of this magnificent work of the cabinetmaker's art!
Accommodates full mattress with extra width to spare, or a custom mattress that can use queen sheets can be arranged.  Contact our Dallas store for options.
Circa 1880s
Headboard measures 61H x 63W;
Footboard measures 33H x 63W;
Rails 76 long.

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