Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Furniture Glossary: Beds, Four-Poster Bed

This style of bed (similar to a canopy bed) is somewhat dramatic due to its four vertical columns — one at each corner. Some styles contain a flat wooden panel that rests at the top of the columns. Historically (dating back to the 16th century), theses pieces are made of oak. Aside from the aesthetic, the columns were used to hold bed curtains that could surround the sleeper from drafts.

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