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

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.

Oak




Exhibitions at V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

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