A canopy bed is an ornamental bed somewhat just like a four-poster bed. A typical canopy bed often features posts at every of the four corners extending four ft excessive or extra above the mattress. Ornate or decorative cloth is usually draped across the upper area between the posts and a strong swath of material may 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 (often rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will typically have rails to permit curtains to be pulled around the bed. There are a selection of vintage four-poster beds extant relationship to the 16th century and earlier; many of those early beds are highly ornate and are created from oak. An example of such an early 16th-century four-poster resides in Crathes Fort, which was made for the unique fort owners in the Burnett of Leys family.