Interior Design Sketches
Anonymous, French, 18th century. Design for a Canopy Bed, ca. 1760–1780. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949 (49.50.174) | During the 17th and 18th century more and more attention was paid to the design of canopy beds. The sculpted turtle doves on top of the baldachin indicate that this design may have been meant for the bedroom of a newly wedded couple.