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$500 OBO 18th century french baldaquin / bed canopy - $500 (Remington)

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2821 N Howard St near 29th

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condition: good
size / dimensions: 29.5 x 47 x 4
For sale is this 18th century oak baldaquin, given to my family by the former prefect at Chateaux Lignières. Meant to be suspended from the ceiling over a bed, with curtains of your choice. Comes wrapped in a duvet for protection during transport, and one of the small wood tabs around the cornice has come off and is included in an envelope separately.

The story goes that this piece was part of the royal estate that was stored away for safekeeping after the revolution, and my opera singer parents happened to settle in the area for a few years where there are now mostly farmers. The prefect invited them often for dinner, and this baldaquin was a baby shower gift of sorts.

When I was a child this was suspended over the headboard of a lit-bateau, with blue and yellow calico drapes to cover the first third of the bed. I've tried to include some photos of how a piece like this might be styled for your consideration. If you live in some of the older tudor style houses around here and want an authentic look for a romantic, old world bedroom, a real antique baldaquin is a rare find!

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