Outstanding early English daybed, stained beech, c. 1700, from the Belcourt Mansion in Newport, R.I. The back is topped with a "boyes & crownes" crest with flanking angels on either side of a crown. This motif is repeated on the side stretchers. Below the crest, the back is composed of "horsebone" scrolls. The bench frame is also composed of horsebone scrolls. The legs are typical "double-led" type. Condition: Several old small repairs. Caning has been replaced (not shown in photo). Dimensions: Overall ht. 40"; overall length 75", frame length 61"; frame w. 22"; seat ht. 16". For a thorough discussion of this type of furniture see Bowett, Adam, English Furniture 1660-1714 (2002).