Learn about Lit-En-Bateau

Literally from the French, 'boat-shaped bed', an Empire-style bed with curving head and footboards, often forming S-shaped scrolls, with the head and foot of equal height. Also known as a "sleigh bed"
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A French early 19th century Empire ormolu-mounted mahogany lit en bateau with canopy, the rectangular stepped upper-structure centred by scrolling branches and scrolling acanthus leaves to the angles, with cream-ground silk curtains, the scrolled head-boar