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Tester bed (lit à la duchesse en impériale)

Georges Jacob
(1739–1814, master 1765)

Factory: Tapestry made at Beauvais
Artist: After a design by Jean-Baptiste Huet I (French, Paris 1745–1811 Paris)
Date: ca. 1782–83
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Carved, painted and gilded walnut, pine, and linden; iron hardware; silk and wool Beauvais tapestry; modern silk damask
Dimensions: Overall (bed components installed): H. 156 3/4 x W. 73 1/2 x D. 86 3/4 in. (398.1 x 186.7 x 220.3 cm); Headboard: H. 79 1/2 x W. 73 1/2 in. (201.9 x 186.7 cm); Tester at rectangular frame: W. 78 x D. 90 1/2 in. (198.1 x 229.9 cm); Greatest dims. of tester including protruding crestings: H. 17 x W. 96 x D. 99 1/2 in. (43.2 x 243.8 x 252.7 cm); H. of canopy from floor: 156-3/4 in. (398.1cm) Matteress support: 80 x 64 x 3 1/2 in.
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Gift of Kingdon Gould, in memory of his mother, Edith Kingdon Gould, 1923
Accession Number: 23.235a

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