We found this bed
in Italy and purchased it because it would accommodate a queen size mattress
without having to add extra pieces of wood and damage the overall look. Typically, antique beds and even ones that
are a mere 80 years old as this one, are far shorter and narrower than modern
sleepers will tolerate. So this bed was
the ideal find.
design is architectural and evokes the Neo-Renaissance decorative vocabulary of
geometric shapes and mouldings. Crafted
of solid walnut, its rich patina and lovely color assure pride of place in a
master bedroom or guest room for generations to come.
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XIII et Louis XIV (Editions Massin, Paris, 1996); Rousseau, Francis, Le
Grand Livre des Meubles (Copyright Studio, Paris, 1999)Boccador, Jacqueline, Le Mobilier Français du Moyen Age à
la Renaissance, Editions d’Art Monelle Hayot (Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, 1988);
Costantino Fioratti, Helen, Il Mobile Italiano (Giunti Editore, Firenze-Milano,
2004); Rousseau, Francis, Le Grand Livre des Meubles (Copyright Studio, Paris,