Give pride of place to this refined four-post bed accented by hand-carved 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 posts on the Hamilton bed rest on a solid square base called the Marlboro foot. Crafted of solid mahogany wood, each post is hand-turned on a lathe and finished with hand-chiseled 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.
A luxuriously draped four-post bed was the height of 18th-century elegance and style. The beauty of the canopy became the hallmark of a room. For this bed only, our custom-made 18th-century bed tester, or canopy frame, is available in two sizes, king or queen. The elaborate fabric swags, drapery panels, and festoons popular in the 18th century all began with the bed tester.
You may also adorn your four-post bed in true colonial style with a handmade 18th-century reproduction cotton canopy, available in ivory or white. Some wealthy colonial families chose canopies with elaborate designs and rich colors such as toiles, checks and detailed copperplate prints. It was equally popular at the time to drape a bed with fresh white Virginia cotton, made in the colony and extremely fashionable.