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Lot 1712

Carolinas, possibly Charleston, circa 1800, reeded, urn turned foot posts with drapery and tobacco leaf decoration, square bases with large bellflower inlay, tapered square head posts, solid mahogany rails, 83 x 81-1/4 x 61-1/2 in., Provenance: These objects have passed through the hands of the descendants of Governor John Laurence Manning and have furnished family homes in South Carolina, including Sarsfield, Camden, South Carolina. Ellen Manning Williams Glover to her daughter, Sally Bland Glover Johnson in 1974 (see note at photograph verso).,


Lot is accompanied by a letter from Frank L. Horton (MESDA) suggesting the bed is from Charleston, and by a photograph of bed probably in a Mulberry Plantation, Camden, South Carolina bedroom.

Please note that Lots 1709-1717 have been consigned by a descendant of Governor John Laurence Manning of South Carolina and not by the Mulberry and Millford Plantations.


post tops reduced, canopy frame replaced, headboard probably replaced, scattered abrasions, especially at lower part of foot posts

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Rare Southern Federal Tobacco Leaf Carved Bed

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000May 18, 2019