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The Affleck bed has “Brass Caps” as covers for the bed bolts not the elaborate, leaf carved, removable knees
we see on the present bed. Supplied in October 1770, the Affleck bed is likely to have been that in the second
best bed chamber with the chintz hangings set off by a dozen tassels.
 
The two windows with matching carved cornices would also have been draped in chintz. This would tally
with the upholsterer, Plunket Fleeson, describing the Chintz Bed as the “‘new’ Chintz Bed” in December 1770:
Decem 25th ... “To fixing and putting up the new Chintz Bed, Cloak pins, tacks 0”12“6”.27
 
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Plunket Fleeson bill, December 1770.
 
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Detail of Plunket Fleeson bill showing making of drapes with “red & white copper plate cotton”, December 1770.

 
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Randolph Bill, 26 September 1769, Historical Society Pennsylvania.