Portsmouth Press

The Breakers and Elms are open but because we cannot yet open all our houses her…

The Breakers and Elms are open but because we cannot yet open all our houses here is an item from our collections for you to enjoy virtually. This Chippendale revival four poster mahogany double bed, circa 1870, comes from the collection at Chepstow. Made for the Morris family of New York, it features a scroll-topped headboard and footboard.

The footboard is carved with the Morris family coat of arms and flanked by foliate scrollwork. The base is supported by claw feet on castors. The fluted column posts are carved with acanthus leaves, flutes, and ovals. Each of the posts is topped with a gilt pineapple finial, the colonial symbol of hospitality and the adopted symbol of The Preservation Society.

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Source: Preservation Society of Newport County