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Oak tester bedstead

An oak tester bedstead; the associated seven-panel tester with moulded framework; raised on four diaper-carved octagonal-section posts; the footposts with square central knops, carved with rosettes and stars, one face incorporating an owl; the headboard with two rows of four linenfold panels set in moulded framework, above four plain panels; raised on chamfered block feet; English, part 16th-century; incorporating four early 16th-century posts, the top row of linenfold panels being possibly early 19th century; the lower row modern; the tester late 17th century; the remainder modern.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 183

  • Date made

    1501-1900

  • Material

    wood oak

  • Measurements

  • Length

    1.97 metres

  • Width

    1.34 metres

  • Height

    1.75 metres

  • Location

    Hall's Croft - Bedchamber 1

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust