• Item: Half Tester Bed
• Circa: 1850
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Flame mahogany
• Gothic influence
• UK Small Double Size mattress (4ft wide x 6ft 3” long)
• External bed frame dimensions: 4ft 6⅜” Wide x 7ft 2⅞” Long
• Upholstered headboard & footboard
• Light grey structured wool & cotton upholstery
• Braiding detail to headboard
• Turned column supports to headboard & footboard
• Turned finials & floral carvings to column supports
• Arched panel & stunning grain configuration to footboard
• Original brass & mug castors
• Dismantles into sections for easy access & transportation
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique English Victorian Gothic influenced flame mahogany 4ft small double size half tester bed, circa 1850, with stunning grain configuration, in excellent condition. This bed fits a standard UK small double size mattress (4ft” wide x 6ft 3” long). However, if you are using a custom size mattress, the bed would fit a 4ft 4” wide x 6ft 3” long mattress, if the mattress also sat on the side rails. The bed incorporates an arched mahogany upholstered headboard with braiding detail and an arched flame mahogany footboard, which is upholstered on the inner side, with braiding to the perimeter. The upholstery is a light grey structured wool & cotton material, with cream-coloured braiding. The headboard and footboard are both supported by turned, fluted column supports, which are both topped by turned finials, above floral carved blocks. The headboard supports also boast cabouchon carvings to the base. The headboard and footboard are connected via simple side rails. The footboard features and arched panel with stunning mirror matched flame mahogany veneer. The bed rests on its original brass & mug castors.
This Gothic influenced half tester bed retains the original polish, which is why the bed boasts a rich brown mahogany colour and patination; it is impossible to re-create this colour if it has been stripped and re-polished. This bed would look stunning in either a contemporary or traditional setting. It dismantles for easy transportation and we can provide affordable good quality custom mattresses.
External Height = 204.4cm or 80½” or 6ft 8½”
External length = 220.8cm or 86⅞” or 7ft 2⅞”
External width = 138cm or 54⅜” or 4ft 6⅜”
Headboard height = 204.4cm or 80½” or 6ft 8½”
Footboard height = 110.4cm or 43½” or 3ft 7½”
Height from floor to top of side rails = 37.5cm or 14¾” or 1ft 2¾”
Height from floor to bottom of side rails = 20.2cm or 8”
Side rail depth = 17.2cm or 6¾”
Mattress length (max) = 197.5cm or 77¾” or 6ft 5¾”
Mattress width (slats) = 123.5cm or 48⅝” or 4ft 0⅝”
Mattress width (including side rails) = 134.4cm or 54⅞” or 4ft 4⅞”
This bed is in excellent condition, which is commensurate with its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and bed frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The headboard and footboard have been newly upholstered in a light grey structured wool & cotton material; therefore, the upholstery is clean and free from rips or tears. The bed retains the original polish, which is why it boasts a stunning colour and patination to the flame mahogany. It is impossible to re-create this colour if it has been re-polished. The bed is solid in joint and is ready to use.
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