Because these beds are individually unique and do not always confirm to modern mattresses dimensions, we also supply a range of customised high quality luxury mattresses for these beds starting from £450. Our mattresses are constructed of natural materials (silk, wool & cashmere) and are handmade in the UK. The mattresses can have the corners removed so to maximise the mattress fit in the super-structure bed. We can also supply standard size mattresses with the same high specifications. The bed prices quoted do not include mattress.
Please contact us for a mattress quote.
Lowering the Slats
As the original Victorian mattresses would have only been 2″ – 3″ deep, we find it beneficial to “lower” the slats to the bottom of the side rails of the bed (original heigh of the sits flush with the top of the side rails). The slats are lowered by around 3″ in height. By lowering the slats, the width of the mattress will be reduced by 1″ as the slats sit inside the side rails, as opposed to onto the side rails. The benefit of lowering the slats is that you get to see more of the headboard carvings even though you are using a modern 10″ – 12″ depth mattresses. If you require the slats lowering into the bed frame, we charge £90 for the structural work.