The Bed of Ware by Unknown Artist

Richly carved and ornamented bed with the remains of painted decoration.


Details

Medium:
Oak
Dimensions:
230 x 328 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,030 ( Total: £4,000)
Acquired in:
1931
Vendor:
Frank Partridge

Subject of numerous tales and literary references eg Twelfth Night and a play by Ben Johnson.

Provenance

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.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

Entry details

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