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State bed

Date:
ca. 1698
Culture:
British
Medium:
Wood, covered in blue silk damask
Dimensions:
12 ft. × 6 ft. 6 in. × 6 ft. (365.8 × 198.1 × 152.4 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Randolph Hearst Jr., 1968
Accession Number:
68.217.1a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 511
In the style of Daniel Marot, this bed was made for Thomas, Baron Coningsby (1656–1729), for Hampton Court, Herefordshire, where it remained until 1925. The curtains, counterpane, headcloth, and some of the trims are modern copies of the originals.
Baron Thomas Coningsby ; [ Permaine of Bondstreet (after 1911) ] ; Mr. and Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jr. (until 1968; to MMA)
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