• Circa: 1820
• Period: Regency
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Mahogany
• Mattress Size: Up to 4ft 6” wide by 6ft 3” long
• Will fit a standard UK double mattress (if slats are raised)
• Luxury quality mattresses available
• Protruding reeded & panelled canopy
• Four elegant tapering & reeded posts
• Intricately carved headboard with spindles
• Cock beaded panels to side rails & frame
• Tapering legs & spade feet
• Dismantles for easy transportation and access
• Original polish
• Excellent colour & patination
• Good condition
• Muslin draping service available
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English Regency small double (UK queen size) four-poster bed, circa 1820, in good condition. The bed will fit a 4ft 6” wide by 6ft 3” long mattress if the slats are raised. With the slats at the current height, the bed will fit a mattress 4ft wide by 6ft 1” long. We can supply custom size luxury quality mattresses. Please see section below titled “Raising The Slats” for further information. The bed incorporates a protruding cornice, featuring reeded detail with oak panels, raised upon four tapering reeded posts decorated with acanthus leaves. The intricately carved headboard incorporates floral and beaded and gadroon carvings, as well as a central tableau, depicting a pair of doves with a flaming torch and bow & arrows. The bed frame is decorated with cock-beaded panels to the side rails and footboard. The bed is raised on sturdy square legs, which incorporate oak and mahogany fielded panels (these cover the bolts which hold the bed together and boast brass ring handles on foliate escutcheons). The bed is raised on tapering legs terminating on spade feet. The superstructure lends itself to being dressed with romantic fabric drapes.
Retaining the original polish and patination, the bed boasts a rich dark red brown colour, with a mid satin French polish finish.
This bed would look stunning in either a contemporary or traditional setting. It dismantles for easy transportation and we can provide luxury quality custom mattresses. This is a superior quality centrepiece for any bedroom.
External Height = 212.5cm or 83⅝” or 6ft 11⅝”
External length = 203cm or 79⅞” or 6ft 7⅞”
External width = 150cm or 59” or 4ft 11”
Headboard height = 111cm or 43¾” or 3ft 7¾”
Footboard height = 46.5cm or 18⅜” or 1ft 6⅜”
Height from floor to top of side rails = 46cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
Height from floor to bottom of side rails = 29cm or 11½”
Side rail depth = 17cm or 6⅝”
Mattress Dimensions (slats lowered):
Length (slats) = 187cm or 73⅝” or 6ft 1⅝” (maximum opening)
Width (slats) = 126.5cm or 50” or 4ft 2” (maximum opening)
Mattress Dimensions (slats raised):
Length (including footboard) = 194.5cm or 76½” or 6ft 4½”
Width (including side rails) = 141cm or 55½” or 4ft 7½”
This bed is in good condition, which is commensurate with its age. Some nominal old use marks to the leading edges and polish, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. This bed, which retains the original polish and patination, boasts a rich dark brown colour, with a light French polish finish. It is extremely difficult to replicate this colour and patination with furniture that has been re-polished. The bed is constructed of solid mahogany with oak panels. The bed is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.
Terms & Conditions:
Before you purchase this item, please ensure you have read and are in agreement with our Terms & Conditions of Sale. If you have any questions regarding our Terms & Conditions of Sale, please contact us to discuss them, before purchasing this item.
Ref. Regency Bed 4