Curly Birdseye Maple Bamboo 4 Pc. Queen Size Antique 1870's Bedroom Set
Item sold on 2015-10-16
A spectacular 1870's bedroom set is curly or "birdseye" maple, and includes a queen size bed, high boy or tall sidelock chest, dresser and washstand.
The finish is in excellent condition, preserving a few stains and mars for antique character, see photos. American made furniture, there are a few shrinkage separations from age. Original beveled mirrors have a little "smoke" and a few flaws to show their age.
Drawers have hand cut dovetail joints and chamfered bottoms and original carved pulls. Hand cut dovetail joints are also visible on the backs of each piece. Frames are solid maple, turned and shaded to look like bamboo. This set was part of a Japanese fashion at the time, and Pres. Harrison had a very similar set in the White House.
The bed was expertly adapted to fit a standard modern queen size mattress and spring unit, the demonstrator set shown is 18" thick together. Side rails are original and wood slats underneath are included. Measurements are 68" wide, 88" long, the headboard is 66" tall and the footboard is 37" high.
The tall chest has a key operated "sidelock" that secures all the drawers. Measurements are 29" wide, 18" deep and 70" tall.
Dresser size is 51" wide, 22" deep and 75" tall. There is a burn from an oil lamp on the upper gallery, see photos.
The washstand or dressing table has a working lock in the door. Dimensions are 41" wide, 20" deep and 34" tall, the top surface is 29" high.
The quilt rail or towel stand in photos is priced and sold separately, call or email for availability.
See 30 photos on Harp Gallery website that enlarge to full screen size.
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