Bed Photos

Antique beds & bedroom settings in the collections of various museums & museum houses. Beds range from simple iron-framed, to historic, to tester & half-tester (i.e. four poster) types.

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Bedroom with log walls upstairs over Hinderliter Grog Shop at Historic Arkansas Museum. Little Rock, AR.Bedroom in McVicar house at Historic Arkansas Museum. Little Rock, AR.Sharlot Hall Museum. Prescott, AZ.Sutter's bedroom at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.
Bedroom with log walls upstairs over Hinderliter Grog Shop at Historic Arkansas Museum. Little Rock, AR.Bedroom in McVicar house at Historic Arkansas Museum. Little Rock, AR.Bedroom suite in Victorian building at Sharlot Hall Museum. Prescott, AZ.Sutter's bedroom at Sutter's Fort. Sacramento, CA.
Master bedroom in California Governor's Mansion. Sacramento, CA.Bedroom in California Governor's Mansion. Sacramento, CA.Bedroom aboard Georgia Northern Railroad Gold Coast passenger car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Bed in which Nixon was born at Nixon Birthplace. Yorba Linda, CA.
Master bedroom in California Governor's Mansion. Sacramento, CA.Bedroom in California Governor's Mansion. Sacramento, CA.Bedroom aboard Georgia Northern Railroad Gold Coast passenger car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Bed in which Nixon was born at Nixon Birthplace. Yorba Linda, CA.
Antique bed on spot where Lincoln died. Washington, DC.Bedroom of house in Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum. St Augustine, FL.Bedroom of house in Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum. St Augustine, FL.French bed of Napoleon era in Murat House at Old St. Augustine Village. St Augustine, FL.
Antique bed recreating where Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. Washington, DC.Bedroom of house in Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum. St Augustine, FL.Bedroom of house in Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum. St Augustine, FL.French bed of Napoleon era in Murat House at Old St. Augustine Village. St Augustine, FL.
19th C soldiers beds at Fort Pulaski Monument. GA.Commandant's quarters with commandeered four-poster bed as per post-Civil War occupation at Fort Pulaski. GA.Quilted bed with mosquito netting at Baldwin House Museum in Lahaina. Maui, HI.Rope bed with trundle bed contemporary with Hoover's childhood. West Branch, IA.
19th C soldiers beds at Fort Pulaski Monument. GA.Commandant's quarters with commandeered four-poster bed as per post-Civil War occupation at Fort Pulaski. GA.Quilted bed with mosquito netting at Baldwin House Museum in Lahaina. Maui, HI.Rope bed with trundle bed contemporary with Hoover's childhood. West Branch, IA.
Abraham Lincoln's house guest bed, originally Lincoln's own bed. Springfield, IL.Abraham Lincoln's house guest bed, originally Lincoln's own bed. Springfield, IL.Bed of Benjamin in Harrison house. Indianapolis, IN.Daybed used by Ike's mother in Eisenhower family house. Abilene, KS.
Abraham Lincoln's house guest bed, originally Lincoln's own bed. Springfield, IL.Abraham Lincoln's house guest bed, originally Lincoln's own bed. Springfield, IL.Bed of Benjamin in Harrison house. Indianapolis, IN.Daybed used by Ike's mother in Eisenhower family house. Abilene, KS.
Bedroom of Eisenhower family house. Abilene, KS.Locust Grove interior. Louisville, KY.Locust Grove interior. Louisville, KY.Half tester bed in 1850 House Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Bedroom of Eisenhower family house. Abilene, KS.Four poster bed in Locust Grove. Louisville, KY.Wood paneled bedroom at Locust Grove. Louisville, KY.Half tester bed in 1850 House Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Wood carving details of half tester bed in 1850 House Museum. New Orleans, LA.Half Tester bed in Hermann Grima House. New Orleans, LA.Bedroom in Hermann Grima House. New Orleans, LA.Bedroom with full tester bed at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Wood carving details of half tester bed in 1850 House Museum. New Orleans, LA.Half Tester bed in Hermann Grima House. New Orleans, LA.Bedroom in Hermann Grima House. New Orleans, LA.Bedroom with full tester bed at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.
Bed headboard & post carvings at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Bed post carving details symbolic of wheat, rice & tobacco, then grown at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Sleigh bed at Laura Plantation. Vacherie, LA.Four-poster bed at Laura Plantation. Vacherie, LA.
Bed headboard & post carvings at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Bed post carving details symbolic of wheat, rice & tobacco, then grown at Destrehan Plantation. Destrehan, LA.Sleigh bed at Laura Plantation. Vacherie, LA.Four-poster bed at Laura Plantation. Vacherie, LA.
Four poster bed in isolation illness room at Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA.Frame to hold bedding above bed warmer with coals at Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA.Antique rolling pin for smoothing moss filled mattress bedding at Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA.Pineapple patter on bedpost at Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA.
Four poster bed in isolation illness room at Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA.Frame to hold bedding above bed warmer with coals at Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA.Antique rolling pin for smoothing moss filled mattress bedding at Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA.Pineapple patter on bedpost at Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA.
Bedroom of last resident of Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA.Half tester bed at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Half tester bed at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Carved Mallard bed only piece original to Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Bedroom of last resident of Oak Alley Plantation. Vacherie, LA.Half tester bed at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Half tester bed at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.Carved Mallard bed (identified by egg in headboard) only piece original to Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Front bedroom of Manship House. Jackson, MS.Half tester bed in front bedroom of Manship House. Jackson, MS.Draped tester bed in Manship House. Jackson, MS.Carved wooden bed in Manship House. Jackson, MS.
Front bedroom of Manship House. Jackson, MS.Half tester bed in front bedroom of Manship House. Jackson, MS.Draped tester bed in Manship House. Jackson, MS.Carved wooden bed in Manship House. Jackson, MS.
Bed with turned posts in Oaks House Museum. Jackson, MS.Four poster bed in Stanton Hall. Natchez, MS.Half tester bed in Stanton Hall. Natchez, MS.Bedroom in Copper King Mansion. Butte, MT.
Bed with turned posts in Oaks House Museum. Jackson, MS.Four poster bed in Stanton Hall. Natchez, MS.Half tester bed in Stanton Hall. Natchez, MS.Bedroom in Copper King Mansion. Butte, MT.
Bedroom used for B&B guests in Copper King Mansion. Butte, MT.Cody's bedroom at Scout's Rest. North Platte, NE.Headboard of Cody's daughter's bedroom at Scout's Rest. North Platte, NE.Bed where Edison napped in library at Thomas Edison Laboratory National Historic Site. West Orange, NJ.
Bedroom used for B&B guests in Copper King Mansion. Butte, MT.Cody's bedroom at Scout's Rest. North Platte, NE.Headboard of Cody's daughter's bedroom at Scout's Rest. North Platte, NE.Bed where Edison napped in library at Thomas Edison Laboratory National Historic Site. West Orange, NJ.
Bed used by Millard Fillmore in the White House. East Aurora, NY.Bedroom in Clermont with sleigh bed & day bed. Germantown, NY.Boyhood bedroom of Franklin D. Roosevelt home. Hyde Park, NY.Pink guest bedroom in Roosevelt home occupied by notables like the King George VI & Winston Churchill. Hyde Park, NY.
Bed used by Millard Fillmore in the White House. East Aurora, NY.Bedroom in Clermont with sleigh bed & day bed. Germantown, NY.Boyhood bedroom of Franklin D. Roosevelt home. Hyde Park, NY.Pink guest bedroom in Roosevelt home occupied by notables like the King George VI & Winston Churchill. Hyde Park, NY.
Chintz bedroom in Roosevelt home once used by Queen Elizabeth. The twin beds are by Val-Kill Industries, an enterprise run by Eleanor Roosevelt & friends. Hyde Park, NY.Bedroom in which FDR was born in Roosevelt home. Hyde Park, NY.President F.D. Roosevelt's bedroom. Hyde Park, NY.Eleanor Roosevelt's bedroom at Springwood though she spent more time at her cottage Val-Kill. Hyde Park, NY.
Chintz bedroom in Roosevelt home once used by Queen Elizabeth (mother of current Queen). The twin beds are by Val-Kill Industries, an enterprise run by Eleanor Roosevelt & friends. Hyde Park, NY.Bedroom in which FDR was born in Roosevelt home. Hyde Park, NY.President F.D. Roosevelt's bedroom. Hyde Park, NY.Eleanor Roosevelt's bedroom at Springwood though she spent more time at her cottage Val-Kill. Hyde Park, NY.
Eleanor Roosevelt's bedroom at Val-Kill. Hyde Park, NY.Frederick Vanderbilt's bedroom in Vanderbilt Mansion. Hyde Park, NY.Bedroom in Vanderbilt Mansion. Hyde Park, NY.Bedroom in Lyndhurst. Tarrytown, NY.
Eleanor Roosevelt's bedroom at Val-Kill. Hyde Park, NY.Frederick Vanderbilt's bedroom in Vanderbilt Mansion. Hyde Park, NY.Bedroom in Vanderbilt Mansion. Hyde Park, NY.Bedroom in Lyndhurst. Tarrytown, NY.
Bedroom in Lyndhurst. Tarrytown, NY.French flying tester bed by George Jacob at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Tester bed in bedroom of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.Drop leaf table in bedroom of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.
Bedroom in Lyndhurst. Tarrytown, NY.French flying tester bed (1739-1814) by George Jacob at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Tester bed in bedroom of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.Drop leaf table in bedroom of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.
Tester bed canopy in bedroom of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.Recreated guest bedroom at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY.Tester bed reproduced as to what George Washington might have used in his Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber in Empire style at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Tester bed canopy in bedroom of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.Recreated guest bedroom (c1830s) at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY.Tester bed reproduced as to what George Washington might have used in his Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber (1826-30) in Empire style at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
French lit à bateau in Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion shows furniture & carpet in French Empire style. New York, NY.Aaron Burr's Bed Chamber reflects textile production boom in America at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.American tester bed in Aaron Burr's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
French lit à bateau (c1800) in Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Eliza Jumel's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion shows furniture & carpet in French Empire style. New York, NY.Aaron Burr's Bed Chamber (1833) reflects textile production boom in America at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.American tester bed (c1830-40) in Aaron Burr's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Bed in Mary Bowen's Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Benkard Memorial Bedroom with 18th C panelling & furnishings at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY.Bedroom of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Headboard made of rosewood & satinwood in bedroom at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.
Bed in Mary Bowen's (adopted daughter of Jumel's) Bed Chamber at Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Benkard Memorial Bedroom with 18th C panelling & furnishings at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY.Bedroom of Lithuanian family (Rogarshevsky Apartment 1901) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Headboard made of rosewood & satinwood in bedroom at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.
Master bedroom of Hovander Homestead house. Ferndale, WA.Girls' bedroom in Hovander Homestead house. Ferndale, WA.Bedroom of Nagel Warren Mansion B&B. Cheyenne, WY.Bedroom with tile fireplace at Nagel Warren Mansion B&B. Cheyenne, WY.
Master bedroom of Hovander Homestead house. Ferndale, WA.Girls' bedroom in Hovander Homestead house. Ferndale, WA.Bedroom of Nagel Warren Mansion B&B. Cheyenne, WY.Bedroom with tile fireplace at Nagel Warren Mansion B&B. Cheyenne, WY.
Steerhide daybed by Custom Leather & Saddlery, Bartlesville, OK at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Cody, WY.Officer's bedroom of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Officer's sleeping area of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Master bedroom of Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.
Steerhide daybed by Custom Leather & Saddlery, Bartlesville, OK at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Cody, WY.Officer's bedroom of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Officer's sleeping area of Old Bedlam house at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. WY.Master bedroom of Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.
Master bedroom at Campobello. NB.Iron bed frame in bedroom of Green Gables. Cavendish, PE.Turned bed with quilt in bedroom of Green Gables. Cavendish, PE.Bedroom of Yeo House. PE.
Master bedroom at Campobello. NB.Iron bed frame in bedroom of Green Gables. Cavendish, PE.Turned bed with quilt in bedroom of Green Gables. Cavendish, PE.Bedroom of Yeo House. PE.
Four poster bed in Richmond Great House. Trinidad and Tobago.Four poster bed in guest bedroom in Balcony House. Nassau, The Bahamas.Beds in great hall of the poor where patients were treated in Hotel Dieu. Beaune, France.St. Nicholas room beds to nurse those near death in Hotel Dieu. Beaune, France.
Four poster bed in Richmond Great House. Trinidad and Tobago.Four poster bed in guest bedroom in Balcony House. Nassau, The Bahamas.Beds in great hall of the poor (1452) where patients were treated in Hotel Dieu. Beaune, France.St. Nicholas room beds to nurse those near death in Hotel Dieu. Beaune, France.
Empresses bed chamber by Hauré, Sené & Laurent with Marie-Antoinette's bed in Fontainbleau Palace. Fontainbleau, France.King's bedroom in Vaux-le-Vicomte chateau. Melun, France.Marriage bed in traditional Malay house in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.
Empresses bed chamber (1787) by Hauré, Sené & Laurent with Marie-Antoinette's bed in Fontainbleau Palace. Fontainbleau, France.King's bedroom in Vaux-le-Vicomte chateau. Melun, France.Marriage bed in traditional Malay house in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.

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