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Richly carved and ornamented bed with the remains of painted decoration.
The Bed of Ware by English, 1558 - 1603
© V&A Picture Library
- Oak Dimensions: 230 x 328 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,030 ( Total: £4,000)
- Acquired in:
- Frank Partridge
Subject of numerous tales and literary references eg Twelfth Night and a play by Ben Johnson.
Made by royal order and presented by Henry VIII to the Fanshawe family at the Manor House, Ware; Saracens Head Inn, Ware; 1860 Rye House, Rye; house and contents sold by auction to Christies the brewers; 1927 Cannon Brewery; 1931 Messrs Partridge.