Anglo Indian Campaign Captain’s Cabin Bed – Circa 1850’s
An original colonial mahogany ships Captains cabin bed.
The original plaque on the end of the bed reads P Hay No 6
Due to lack of space in the cabin, the bed would double up as a settee and storage. A reflection of the Captains status is that this has two sets of drawers underneath , the only other bed like this that we have seen in 30years had just the one set of drawers.
The turned spindled railing around the outer edge of the bed section , allows protection from stormy seas , the gap allowing access to get in and out but not fall out !
The rail and caned matting are detachable from the drawer unit. There all holes in the top of the corner post, that potentially were used for a net or canvas cover to slot into providing the occupant with cover.
Condition wise there is some signs of wear , as to be expected for its use and age, one handle is missing from one end, although the original back plate is there so this could be matched to the other complete handle.
182cm a little under 6ft length.
76cm 30in deep.
88cm 34.5in full height.
59cm 23in drawer height on its own
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