Sivis Pacem Para Bellum - A STAINED BEECH AND HARDWOOD FOUR-POSTER BED
91 in. (231 cm.) high; 73 in. (185.5 cm.) wide; 89¾ (228 cm.) deep
Provenance: Private Collection; Christies, London January 2010
An impressive Gothic Revival 19th Century Four-Poster Bed incorporating earlier elements. Inspired by the Arthurian Legends, the headboard carved with a heraldic shield surmounted by a crown and flanked by beast supporters, the foot decorated with the motto 'SIVIS PACEM PARA BELLUM' (a Latin adage translated as "If you want peace, prepare for war") with turned hardwood posts and foliate carved canopy.
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