Lancashire Jacobean bed

Lancashire Jacobean bed

The bed fuan235 that has been in Room III in the Long Gallery since 2002 is an oak tester bed probably made in Lancashire around 1620. Its carving suggests it was made for the wedding of a local Catholic family. It was purchased at auction in May 1993 (see below) with a grant from the V&A and support from the Stocks Massey Bequest. The museum archive contains a detailed file on the bed, its probably history and how it was furnished.

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Author: tk - August 2016