American, 19th century. Palatial Empire tester mahogany carved plantation bed with octagonal posts mounted to octagonal bases, the shaped headboard and footboard joined by scrolled side rails, the ogee canopy with a pleated and gathered mauve fabric. Height 104.5", width 84", depth 73". Inside measures 77" x 64".
Very structurally sound. Scattered areas of scratches. Also areas of rubbing. Both commensurate with age & usage. Large vertical cracks to all posts (visible in images 5 & 8). Bottom of posts show wear. Scattered areas of missing veneer to top (see image 2). Numerous areas of darker veneer repair patches. Evidence of old glue residue. Area of reinforcement screws that are later. Fabric is in good condition.