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A mid-17th century, oak, tester, double bed with cupboard in the headboard, retaining its original iron fasteners, reputedly from Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island



Dates
1650 - 1700
Dimensions
182.00cm wide (71.65 inches wide)
188.00cm high (74.02 inches high)
150.00cm deep (59.06 inches deep)
Description / Expertise
The tester has a central, panel decorated with deep, geometric mouldings and an iron, hook for hanging a light, surrounded by six, plain panels, all faced with ogee mouldings. The back has a cupboard at the top with a central, panel crisply carved with three, floral motifs. Sliding doors carved with love birds are either side and panels carved with stylized leafy sprays headed with tulip heads at each end. Below a carved inscription ‘ZCNNA . GRETHA . ZLSABIRI . ‘BOBBENKAMPSI’

The back has a central panel decorated with a deep, geometric star, and two plain panels either side faced with ogee moulding and panels carved with stylized tulip heads either side. A carved panel of stylized tulip head motifs below and three plain, moulded panels below. The ends with split barley twist turnings.

The sides have thick fretwork decoration above a deep ogee moulding and three plain, moulded panels below. The tester sides headed with a deep cornice and shaped fretwork frieze below.

The front with stylized tulip carving and three plain moulded panels. The tester is supported by barley twist turnings. There are iron hooks for hanging throughout.

Exterior Length 182 cm, 6ft. Depth 150 cm., 4ft., 11 in., Height 188 cm. 6 ft., 2 in.
Interior Length 174 cm., 5ft 8 ½ in. Depth 146 cm., 4ft. 10 ¼ in.
Medium
Oak
Origin
Northern European
Provenance
By repute Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island
Price
gbp 15000.00 (Pound Sterling)
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