A cover mattress is a decorative mattress considerably just like a 4-poster bed. A typical cover mattress normally features posts at each of the 4 corners extending 4 toes excessive or extra above the mattress. Ornate or decorative cloth is commonly draped throughout the upper space between the posts and a strong swath of material could create a ceiling, or cover immediately over the bed.
A 4-poster mattress is a mattress with 4 vertical columns, one in each nook, that assist a tester, or upper (normally rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will usually have rails to permit curtains to be pulled across the bed. There are a selection of antique 4-poster beds extant dating to the sixteenth century and earlier; many of those early beds are highly ornate and are made out of oak. An example of such an early sixteenth-century 4-poster resides in Crathes Citadel, which was made for the unique fortress homeowners within the Burnett of Leys family.