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Collection National Woman's Party Decorative Art Collection
Catalog Number 1992.086b
Object Name Bed
Title Headboard of American Rococo Revival carved mahogany bed, circa 1850-1870
Date 1850-1870 ca.
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1870
Description American Rococo Revival Carved mahogany bedstead. Tall carved headboard, sculpted side rails and ornate footboard. Also includes headboard pediment and bed boards to hold mattress.

Tall ornate carved headboard, five holes for pedestal pegs on very top. Large oval modeled panel at center and D-shaped panels on each side. Tapered and turned head posts.
Dimensions H-86.5 W-65 inches
Provenance Donated by Emma Guffey Miller, Member of the National Women's Party. According to a note in the Mahogany Bed (formerly in Congressional Room) file, the bed is from the William G. Miller family of Richmond, Virginia. The note further states: The bed was made in Richmond before the Civil War by a cabinetmaker who is said to have made the dining room furniture for King Louis Phillipe of France, and he came to this country with a great many emigrees in 1849. It took him two years to make the bedroom furniture, part of which is this bed. The note also mentions a mirror that survived the Civil War, also from the same family.