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Painted bedstead with canopy

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American painted furniture encompasses elegant, high-style objects such as the Thomas Seymour commode painted by John Ritto Penniman (23.19), vernacular furniture such as Pennsylvania German blanket chests, and a wide range of styles in between. This bedstead is a particularly grand example of...

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Owned originally by the president of the Heywood Company; by descent in the family.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard N. Greenwood

about 1855

Object Place

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States


224.79 x 161.29 x 214.63 cm (88 1/2 x 63 1/2 x 84 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted pine




Furniture, Seating and Beds