Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I love Four Posters
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.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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