, the huge couch at the foot of his bed, and all the furniture about the room, was of the Queen Anne period.
Gentlemen, here's a fender that if you had the misfortune to hang yourselves would cut you down in no time--with astonishing celerity--four-and-sixpence--five--five-and-sixpence--an appropriate thing for a spare bedroom where there was a four-poster
and a guest a little out of his mind--six shillings--thank you, Mr.
''Cause I was always used to a four-poster
afore I came here, and I find the legs of the table answer just as well,' replied the cobbler.
"If those eyes of yours were bed-winches," returned Miss Pross, "and I was an English four-poster
, they shouldn't loose a splinter of me.
Twin brass bedsteads occupied the site of the old four-poster
from which I had first beheld the light.
are often also called canopy beds and are attractive because of the drapes that clothe the frame of the bed.
The pinnacle was, of course, the four-posters
, which were introduced to this country during the 15th Century.
One chap said he proposed to his wife in a four-poster
and wanted to surprise her on their 30th wedding anniversary, while others have slept in four-posters
in hotels, often on honeymoon, and want to replicate that experience in their own home.
probably originated around Tudor times, when drapes were introduced to keep out draughts and warm the sleeping area.
Rich fabrics adorn comfortable beds, some of which are four-posters
. But, amid all the medieval splendour, there are modern features, including televisions and CD players.
THE BEDS: The 16 cosy rooms have four-posters
and leaded windows, many with views out to sea.
"When I found out about the four-poster
, I immediately started the licensing process," says David Weld, executive director of the American Lyme Disease Foundation, which is forming a subsidiary company to market the four-posters