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Half-headed bedstead


A 16th/17th century oak and elm half-headed bedstead with simple pegs, mortise and tennon joints; the headboard with moulded cornice above two horizontal planks fronted with false framing of moulded plank and flanked by moulded uprights; the heavy side-rails linking with domed, octagonal-section footposts; English, c. 1550-1650; cornice rail replaced.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-5

  • Date


  • Material

    wood oak elm

  • Measurements

  • Length

    2.02 metres

  • Width

    1.23 metres

  • Height

    1.15 metres

  • Location

    Mary Arden's Farm - Palmer's Farm - Bedchamber 1

  • Credit line

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