A canopy bed is a decorative bed somewhat much like a 4-poster bed. A typical cover bed often features posts at every of the 4 corners extending 4 toes high or extra above the mattress. Ornate or ornamental material is usually draped throughout the higher space between the posts and a stable swath of material might create a ceiling, or cover straight over the bed.
A 4-poster bed is a bed with 4 vertical columns, one in every corner, that assist a tester, or higher (often rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will often have rails to allow curtains to be pulled across the bed. There are a variety of vintage 4-poster beds extant courting to the sixteenth century and earlier; many of these early beds are highly ornate and are constructed from oak. An instance of such an early sixteenth-century 4-poster resides in Crathes Fort, which was made for the original citadel homeowners within the Burnett of Leys family.