A cover bed is an ornamental bed considerably much like a four-poster bed. A typical cover bed usually options posts at every of the four corners extending four toes excessive or more above the mattress. Ornate or decorative material is often draped throughout the higher space between the posts and a solid swath of cloth may create a ceiling, or cover immediately over the bed.
A four-poster bed is a bed with four vertical columns, one in every nook, that assist a tester, or higher (usually rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will often have rails to allow curtains to be pulled across the bed. There are a selection of antique four-poster beds extant dating to the 16th century and earlier; many of those early beds are extremely ornate and are constructed from oak. An example of such an early 16th-century four-poster resides in Crathes Fortress, which was made for the original castle owners within the Burnett of Leys family.