• Item: Single Four Poser Bed
• Circa: 1910
• Provenance: Heal’s & Son of London, England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Georgian style / influence
• UK Small Single Size mattress (3ft wide x 6ft 3” long)
• External bed frame dimensions: 4ft 0¼” Wide x by 6ft 11½” Long
• Single panel headboard
• Footboard rail
• Reeded tapering columns
• Protruding dentil cornice
• Original brass hanging rails for curtains
• Original “Vono” cast angle iron rails
• Original fittings to hold a sprung box base
• Removable wooden slats
• Dismantles into sections for easy access & transportation
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique English Edwardian single four poster bed by Heal’s & Son of London, constructed of solid mahogany, with a Georgian design influence, circa 1910, in excellent original condition.
This bed fits a standard UK single size mattress (3ft” wide x 6ft 3” long) and the mattress can be either situated on the wooden slats, or on a sprung box base instead. The single four poster bed retains its original “Vono” cast angle iron bed frame, with supports below, which are used to support a sprung box base – these can be removed if not required. The angle irons are united with four bolts, to secure the bed frame.
The design of the bed takes its influence from the Georgian period, with a protruding dentil cornice, which is supported by two tapering reeded columns at the front, and two square tapering posts at the headboard. The canopy retains its original brass curtain rails, which allows the Edwardian poster bed to be dressed with curtains.
The single four poster bed headboard comprises a single panel section with a moulded top rail and at the foot of the bed, there is an open footboard. The Georgian style four poster bed stands on four tapering block legs, terminating on spade feet.
This single four poster 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 good quality new mattresses if required.
Hisorty & Provenance:
Heal’s (“Heal and Son Ltd”) is a British furniture retail company comprising seven stores, selling a range of furniture, lighting and home accessories. In 2001, a guide published in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum wrote that for over two centuries Heal’s had been known for promoting modern design and for employing talented young designers.
The original Heal’s firm was established in 1810 as a feather-dressing business by John Harris Heal and his son.
In 1818, the business moved to Tottenham Court Road, London and expanded into bedding, bedstead and furniture manufacture and into retailing. By the end of the nineteenth century, it was one of the best-known furniture suppliers in London.
In the early 20th century Heal’s was one of the first retailers to bring electric lighting to the British market. During the second world war the factory at Tottenham Court Road was converted to produce parachutes. Heal’s featured at the Festival of Britain in 1951 and in 1977 restored the banqueting table at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
Here is a fine quality vintage English 18th century style oak four poster bed, which fits a standard UK king size mattress (5ft wide), circa 1985, made by Bylaws furniture makers, displaying a lovely golden oak colour, in excellent original condition. This bed is handmade from English oak timbers (hence the quality and lovely colour. The bed has been cleaned and wax-polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop. There are no veneers on this bed; it is constructed of solid English oak. This English bed is of superior quality compared to other beds in the market place today. It is an extremely well-constructed, heavy, solid and very stable bed.
External Height = 188cm / 74” / 6ft 2”
External length = 212cm / 83½” / 6ft 11½”
External width (Canopy) = 122.5cm / 48¼”/ 4ft 0¼”
Side rail height (excluding wooden slats) = 29.5cm / 11⅝”
Side rail height (including wooden slats) = 33.5cm / 13¼”
Mattress length (max) = 190cm / 75” / 6ft 3”
Mattress width (slats) = 106cm / 41⅝” / 3ft 5⅝”
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