Tester bed (Lit à la duchesse en impériale)

Maker: Georges Jacob (French, 1739–1814, master 1765)
Factory: Tapestry made at Beauvais
Date: ca. 1780–90
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Carved, painted and gilded walnut, pine, and linden; iron hardware; silk and wool Beauvais tapestry; modern silk damask
Dimensions: H. of canopy from floor: 156-3/4 in. (398.1cm); H. of headboard: 79 in. (200.7 cm); Gr. W. of headboard: 73-1/2 in. (186.7 cm); Depth of bedstead: 86-3/4 in. (220.3 cm); Gr. W. of tester: 91-1/2 in. (232.4 cm) Gr. D. of tester: 96-3/4 in. (245.7 cm)
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Gift of Kingdon Gould, in memory of his mother, Edith Kingdon Gould, 1923
Accession Number: 23.235a–f

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