A canopy bed is an ornamental bed considerably much like a 4-poster bed. A typical canopy bed often options posts at every of the 4 corners extending 4 feet excessive or extra above the mattress. Ornate or ornamental material is commonly draped across the higher area between the posts and a stable swath of material might create a ceiling, or canopy straight over the bed.
A 4-poster bed is a bed with 4 vertical columns, one in every corner, that help a tester, or higher (often rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will usually have rails to permit curtains to be pulled across the bed. There are a variety of antique 4-poster beds extant courting to the 16th century and earlier; many of these early beds are extremely ornate and are created from oak. An example of such an early 16th-century 4-poster resides in Crathes Citadel, which was made for the original fortress owners within the Burnett of Leys family.