Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Bedstead, 1830–60
    American; New Lebanon, New York
    Maple, pine; 71 x 30 x 31 in. (180.3 x 76.2 x 78.7 cm)
    Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1981 (1981.226)

    The Shakers favored trundle bedsteads with nonpivoting wooden wheels that allowed the bed to be pulled straight out from the wall for changing and cleaning. The 1845 Millennial Laws specified that "bedsteads should be painted green."

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  • Bedstead, 1830–60
    American; New Lebanon, New York
    Maple, pine; 71 x 30 x 31 in. (180.3 x 76.2 x 78.7 cm)
    Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1981 (1981.226)

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