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Mahogany Four Post Tester or Canopy Bed from British India



Mahogany four-poster tester bed from British India, circa 1920, with elaborate hand carvings of two winged goddesses, flowers, grapes and shells surrounding an oval mirror on the headboard. The bed's four posts have a beautiful tapered serpentine twist. Its canopy which was used to drape mosquito netting, still has some of the original hooks. The bed has support slats (not shown) and accommodates a 75.50" x 68" mattress. If desired, the carved crown portion of the headboard can be removed.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 93.63 in. (237.83 cm)Width: 72.13 in. (183.22 cm)Depth: 90 in. (228.6 cm)
  • Style
    Anglo-Indian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920
  • Condition
    Repaired: Tester secured at corners. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Heath, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1766211165541

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    Ships From: Heath, MA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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