Identifier: Historic Hope Plantation
Tall-post walnut bedstead (HOA 78", WOA 59", LOA 79"). Turned posts with mannerist turnings (vase & scotia, compresse balls). Tapered leg terminates in ball-turned foot. Posts have lost 8-12" from original height. Peaked headboard with ovolo moldings at outer corners separate from head rail. Footboard may be early addition (18th C.). Possibly the earliest known American tall-post bed (Bivins). Virginia or possibly North Carolina, date: 1700-1725. more...