A cover bed is an ornamental bed considerably just like a four-poster bed. A typical canopy bed normally features posts at every of the four corners extending four toes high or extra above the mattress. Ornate or decorative fabric is often draped throughout the upper space between the posts and a strong swath of material could create a ceiling, or canopy directly over the bed.
A four-poster bed is a bed with four vertical columns, one in every nook, that support a tester, or upper (normally rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will typically have rails to permit curtains to be pulled across the bed. There are a number of antique four-poster beds extant relationship to the 16th century and earlier; many of these early beds are highly ornate and are produced from oak. An instance of such an early 16th-century four-poster resides in Crathes Citadel, which was made for the original fortress house owners in the Burnett of Leys family.