Various artists/makers

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 729

According to the most recent scholarship on Thomas Seymour, there is no Boston carving of the Federal period more spectacular than the lavish decoration on the footposts of this bedstead carved by Thomas Wightman. Wightman is documented as working as a sub-contractor for Thomas Seymour in 1809 on an order of furniture for Elizabeth Derby West (1762-1814) for Oak Hill, her country estate in Danvers, Massachusetts.

Bedstead, Possibly by Thomas Seymour (1771–1848), Mahogany, mahogany veneer, mahoganized maple and white pine, painted and gilded wood	, American

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