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Small joined bed with high, cantilevered headboard; frame-and-panel backboard decorated with a central angel; sides of headboard with diamond-piercing in lower section containing carved and gilt flower, and with carved and gilt decoration at skirt, and with engaged quarter-columns at rear with...

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Inscription

"Quoniam angelis fuis man / davit de te [rosette] ut cuftodiant / te in omnibus viis fuis [rosette]". Inscription is gilt against blue ground on horizontal strips. Translation: "For He will entrust you to His angels to guard you in all your ways" (from Psalm 91)

Marks

Metal plaque attached to underside of foot board: " W F Ross & Co. / 201-5 Bridge st / East Cambridge Ma"

Provenance

Descended in the family of the artist; 1997, given to the Museum by David W. Scudder and Judith S. Robinson in memory of their grandfather, Ralph A. Cram.

Credit Line

Gift of David W. Scudder and Judith S. Robinson in memory of their grandfather, Ralph Adams Cram

about 1913

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

201.93 x 93.98 x 193.04 cm (79 1/2 x 37 x 76 in.)

Accession Number

1997.210

Medium or Technique

Walnut with polychrome and gilt decoration, oak

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds