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Child's truckle bedstead

Description

A truckle with a headboard formed of two horizontal boards (the upper edge profiled as a simple scalloped outline) between plain posts, the four feet terminating in simple wheels. This bedstead originated from a farm in the Welsh border region, possibly the Ludlow area.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 2000-73

  • Date

    1650-1699

  • Material

    wood oak rope

  • Measurements

  • Length

    1.4 metres

  • Width

    0.85 mm

  • Height

    0.62 metres (headboard)
    0.33 metres (foot post)

  • Location

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

  • Credit line

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