The Legendary Tester Bed by Frances Elkins

English style Canopy bed designed by Frances Elkins for Evelyn Marshall Field’s Syosset NY home, which was a joint project by Elkins and Syrie Maugham.

This dramatically carved bed features posts emulating ribbon bound bamboo stalks surmounted by a pierced canopy, terminating in “root ball” feet.

The bed is featured in Pauline Metcalf’s “Syrie Maugham” and similar examples were used in Michael Taylor’s iconic “Syrie” rooms as illustrated in Stephen Salny’s book “Michael Taylor Interior Design.”

Provenance available.

USA 1930’s/$52,000/Mint-restored. Lacquer to buyer’s specification.

Measurements:height: 7 ft. 11.5 in./depth: 48 in./width/length: 7 ft.

Creator: Frances Elkins

Photography provided by Antiques du Monde

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