A canopy mattress is a decorative mattress somewhat much like a 4-poster bed. A typical cover mattress usually features posts at every of the 4 corners extending 4 feet excessive or extra above the mattress. Ornate or decorative cloth is often draped throughout the upper space between the posts and a solid swath of fabric may create a ceiling, or cover immediately over the bed.
A 4-poster mattress is a mattress with 4 vertical columns, one in every corner, that help a tester, or upper (usually rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will usually have rails to permit curtains to be pulled around the bed. There are a variety of antique 4-poster beds extant dating to the sixteenth century and earlier; many of these early beds are highly ornate and are constituted of oak. An example of such an early sixteenth-century 4-poster resides in Crathes Fortress, which was made for the original citadel house owners in the Burnett of Leys family.