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Doll's four-post bedstead with hangings

Object Number: 
INV.14859a-g
Date: 
1820-1830
Medium: 
Wood, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 8 x 12 1/4 in. ( 43.2 x 20.3 x 31.1 cm )
Description: 
Wood four post bedstead with full set of floral block-printed cotton bed hangings including linen mattress and pillow.
Gallery Label: 
The floral cotton used for these bedhangings was likely printed in England in the 1820s. The fabric, which shows signs of wear and repair, may have originally decorated a full-size bed and been adapted later for this doll-size bedstead.
Bibliography: 
Weinstein, Amy A. "Children's toys." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 188-193.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group