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Make a grand statement with this exquisite four-poster bed accented by hand-carved pineapple finials. Your master bedroom will become an elegant sanctuary with the addition of this heirloom-quality piece. The fine attention to detail and superior craftsmanship of a 6th-generation furniture maker have resulted in a bed that will last for generations to come. The pineapple detail adds a distinctly Williamsburg touch.
Crafted of solid mahogany wood, each post is hand-turned on a lathe and finished with hand-chiseled pineapple finials. The bed is pieced together with 8-way bolting concealed by solid brass and lacquered bed-bolt covers. Floating construction keeps the headboard from putting pressure on the posts when the wood expands and contracts. The headboard is also finished on both sides, meaning it can be turned if one side shows signs of wear, thereby extending the life of the piece. It's sophisticated style that stands the test of time with craftsmanship to match. Available in King and Queen. 54" from floor to top of headboard.
- Solid mahogany wood
- Hand-turned, hand-carved posts with pineapple detail
- Headboard finished front and back
- U channel supports included
- Made in the USA
- Hand-crafted by Owen Suter, 6th-generation furniture maker
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
Feather dust - do not use furniture polish.
Four-post beds were an extremely popular colonial style. Adorned with canopies and curtains, they created a room within a room and served the practical purpose of providing privacy and warmth. From the simple to the ornate, they can be found throughout Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and are one of the lasting legacies of colonial-era design.
A luxuriously draped four-post bed was the height of 18th-century elegance and style, and the bedroom could become quite elaborate. An order placed by George Washington for his Mount Vernon bedroom in 1757 requests "a mahogany bedstead with carved and fluted pillars and yellow silk and worsted damask hangings; window curtains to match, six mahogany chairs ..." and "a fine neat mahogany serpentine dressing table, with a mirror and brass trimmings ..."