This has so much potential. Heavy velvet or organdy But not Lace.
The Four poster bed originated in the 15th century. Nobleman had extremely ornate beds with intricately carved and precious metals and gemstones along with richly embroidered silver and gold threads. Tapestries hung from the canopy. The reason for curtains hanging from the canopy was for drafts,privacy and insects.
In the 17th century the beds became taller, as houses were built with taller ceilings. Most beds were made of heavy Oak. The royalty had them made in walnut.
I purchased my four poster at Lazarus in Columbus Ohio. In 1975 it was walnut There is an English company that makes them custom, about $ 10.000 dollars in this crazy economy..
I have always slept better in a 4 poster. It must give me some feel of security. I miss it. Lost it when my house burnt to the ground. That was Hurricane Andrew. It had 4x4 posts on the top interlocking. The draperies were rust velvet and green liner with tassels and fringe. I had 4 side panels with brass rods that screwed into brackets.
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden