A canopy bed is an ornamental bed somewhat similar to a four-poster bed. A typical canopy bed usually features posts at every of the four corners extending four toes excessive or extra above the mattress. Ornate or decorative fabric is usually draped across the higher area between the posts and a solid swath of cloth 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 help a tester, or higher (usually rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will typically have rails to permit curtains to be pulled across the bed. There are a selection of antique four-poster beds extant courting to the sixteenth century and earlier; many of those early beds are extremely ornate and are comprised of oak. An instance of such an early sixteenth-century four-poster resides in Crathes Castle, which was made for the original fortress homeowners within the Burnett of Leys family.