A 19th century Chinese canopy lacquered bed of cypress and elmwood (ju-mu). The bed rail has a turned spindle gallery with a low relief carving of scrolling floral panels as the back splash. The canopy spandrel has turned hook-spindles for holding drapes or clothing. The main canopy lattice pattern has a centralized floral medallion. The bed platform stands on a carved gadrooned bun foot on stretcher. The facade apron has framed low relief carvings of a floral motif. The use of a gadrooned foot style show several influences to the Dutch East India Comapny (1757-1842). Provenance: Sandra Akemi Sakata, SF Fashion Designer 1940-1997.
Date: 19th C
Dimensions: 89.5" high X 80.5" wide x 61.5" deep