This four poster or 'field' bed is on display in John Wesley's bedroom. Beds such as these could be dismantled easily and used to be taken on military campaigns and into the 'field'.
The bed is not original. As Wesley's bed has not survived, this one was made for John Wesley's House when the house was last re-displayed in the 1990s. It is a copy of a bed published in one of the many furniture pattern books of the late 1700s.