Tuesday, 2 March 2010

To sleep, perchance to dream

A painted and faux bamboo tester bed by Syrie Maugham, circa 1930, supplied by Francis Elkins.

The pierced shaped canopy over a fabric frieze, on ribbon-bound faux bamboo footposts and with fabric-draped headboard.

A late 17th century style four poster bed covered in green damask, once the property of Syrie Maugham and Cecil Beaton.

From Sybil Colefax & John Fowler Antiques

Now playing: Patsy Cline - Sweet Dreams
via FoxyTunes


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I myself sleep in a canopy bed.
Nothing like it.

La Petite Gallery said...

Years ago I had a beautiful four poster, with all the draperies etc. I am wishing that green bed
was mine. Ahh to DREAM..

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Absolutely beautiful beds. I have left you a blog award at mine xx

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little augury said...

oh, Syrie Maugham and Cecil Beaton together propped up in pillows in that bed-I can see it now. I didn't know they were so close-