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1967

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Bed Finial

This is a Bed finial. It is dated 15th century and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is walnut. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

  • Headboard
  • chased and cut steel, brass, pierced copper over carved and joined teak wood.
  • Lent by Bryn Mawr College.
  • 5.2012.1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a): 185 x 112.5 x 8.5 cm (6 ft. 13/16 in. x 44 5/16 in. x 3 3/8 in.) H x W x D (b): 186 x 112.5 x 10 cm (6 ft. 1 1/4 in. x 44 5/16 in. x 3 15/16 in.) H x W x D (d): 65.5 x 20 x 2.3 cm (25 13/16 x 7 7/8 x 7/8 in.) H x W x D (e): 89.9 x 13.6 x 1.5 cm (35 3/8 x 5 3/8 x 9/16 in.) H x W x D (f): 87.2 x 13.5 x 2 cm (34 5/16 x 5 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Bed Finial; walnut; H x W x D (a): 185 x 112.5 x 8.5 cm (6 ft. 13/16 in. x 44 5/16 in. x 3 3/8 in.) H x W x D (b): 186 x 112.5 x 10 cm (6 ft. 1 1/4 in. x 44 5/16 in. x 3 15/16 in.) H x W x D (d): 65.5 x 20 x 2.3 cm (25 13/16 x 7 7/8 x 7/8 in.) H x W x D (e): 89.9 x 13.6 x 1.5 cm (35 3/8 x 5 3/8 x 9/16 in.) H x W x D (f): 87.2 x 13.5 x 2 cm (34 5/16 x 5 5/16 x 13/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1967-47-19-a/h

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