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RH's 19th C. French Iron Four-Posted Bed:Commissioned by military officers to make life on the march as gracious as life at home, French campaign furniture merged elegant design with rugged portability. This canopy bed echoes the style of its 18th- and 19th-century predecessors with a linear silhouette, slender posts and an unadorned headboard.