• Circa: 1990
• Cabinetmaker: Taylor & Co, West Sussex
• Provenance: England, United Kingdom
• Built in the style of the Elizabethan Period (circa 1558 – 1603)
• Fits a standard UK super king size mattress (6ft wide x 6ft 6” long)
• External dimensions: 7ft 8” Wide x 8ft 4” Long
• Wood: Solid oak
• Colour: Light brown
• Detailed carved canopy
• Lozenge roof panels with floral & scroll carvings
• Turned column plinths with carved Triton pair of fish & mermaid sat atop, to headboard
• Geometric & arched arabesque carved panels to headboard
• Gadroon, floral & moulded dentil rails to headboard
• Fluted columns to headboard
• Moulded canopy with moulded dentil moulding, arabesque carvings & carved corbels
• Arabesque carved posts, with reeded pot bases
• Arabesque carved cabinets below posts, on moulded plinths
• Original working locks, with working keys
• Original divan base
• Exceptional workmanship & quality
• Very strong & sturdy construction
• Dismantles into sections for easy access & transportation
• 14 days free UK returns policy
Here is a superb quality English reproduction of an Elizabethan solid oak carved super king size (6ft wide) full tester four poster bed, showing exceptional quality and craftsmanship, circa 1990, in excellent condition. This is a superb quality bed finished in a light brown oak colour, having been handmade in England from solid oak. The bed is in the style of the English Elizabethan period, which dates from between 1558 – 1603. This bed shows exceptional craftsmanship. All panels (including the headboard) are detachable for ease of transport, easy access into a house and up staircases). This carved oak bed fits a standard UK super king size mattress (6ft 6” wide x 6ft 6” long).
The headboard can be dismantled into panels (if necessary) to allow easy access up narrow staircases or through doorways. The headboard is constructed of several carved panels and rails: to the top are two gadroon carved rails with floral centres. To the left, centre and right are three pairs of turned columns, with carved characters sat atop (Triton, a pair of fish and a mermaid, respectively). Separating the pairs of columns are geometric carved panels, with moulded dentil perimeters. Beneath these panels is a reverse-moulded rail, below which is a series of fluted square columns, interspersed with arched floral panels with arabesque carved centres. Further below is a second reverse moulded rail, above four simple moulded panels.
The bed displays a stunning recessed panel roof, with lozenge panels which include scroll carvings and floral carved centres. The roof also boasts a detailed carved canopy, which incorporates reverse moulding, above shaped dentil moulding, below which is formal strap work arabesque rails, interspersed by foliate carved scroll shaped corbels.
Two carved posts support the canopy at the front, boasting arabesque carving, above a reeded ‘pot’, which in turn sits atop an arabesque carved cabinet, resting on a moulded plinth. Both cabinets retain their original working locks, each with a working key. The cabinet to the left-hand post also boasts the Taylor & Co. label. Please note: the canopy-supporting posts are freestanding and not attached to the footboard.
The base of the bed comprises a simple footboard and side rails, within which sits a folding divan base upholstered in a silk damask upholstery. The divan is large enough to accommodate a full super-king size mattress (6ft 6” wide by 6ft 6” long), but can also be removed and a slightly smaller mattress placed directly on the slats, if desired. Furthermore, there is provision for the inclusion of drapes, with pole supports located under the roof (see photos).
This bed also includes a pale gold silk mattress cover, with green diamond pattern corners.
This bed is accentuated with style, romance and tradition. The impression created by this bed will without doubt be a memorable one as they are genuinely unique and recreate the ultimate in luxury of a bygone age.
This carved oak bed is not to be confused with other four-poster beds of lesser quality in the market place today. This bed is hand-made; with hand carved panels, unlike other machine carved beds. The design, build quality and superstructure (thickness of panels) are of superior and exceptional quality. It is an extremely heavy bed!
Taylor & Co:
Taylor & Co of Folly Farm, Haywards Heath in West Sussex, were makers of traditional handmade English oak furniture. Trading until relatively recently, their products included such items as sideboards, dressers, cabinets, bedroom furniture, dining tables, chairs, mirrors and desks.
This carved oak bed is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. This bed has been cleaned and polished in our workshop to a professional standard, therefore the colour and finish is of an excellent standard. It is an extremely well-constructed, heavy, solid and a very stable bed. There are no veneers on this bed either; it is made in England of solid oak. There are no missing carvings. The bed boasts exquisite carvings, un-paralleled in terms of detail, intricacy and quality. The bed comes with its original divan base, which shows some old marks to the top and corners (see photos). Please remember, the mattress sits on top of the divan, therefore it will not be seen. If you prefer a new divan base, please contact us for a quote. This bed is of superior quality and construction, and is no comparison to other to other reproduction beds in the market place today.
External height = 224.1cm or 88¼” or 7ft 4¼”
External width (canopy) = 233.6cm or 92” or 7ft 8”
External width (headboard) = 215.2cm or 84¾” or 7ft ¾”
External length (canopy) = 254.2cm or 100” or 8ft 4”
External length (headboard to footboard) = 248.6cm or 97⅞” or 8ft 1⅞”
Mattress width (including side rails) = 199cm or 78⅜” or 6ft 6⅜”
Slat width = 194cm or 76⅜” or 6ft 4⅜”
Mattress length (including footboard rail) = 200.6cm or 79” or 6ft 7”
Mattress length (inside of frame) = 196.5cm or 77⅜” or 6ft 5⅜”
Side rail height (floor to top of side rails) = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Side rail depth = 20.2cm or 8”
Footboard height = 47.7cm or 18¾” or 1ft 6¾”
This bed will fit a standard UK super king size mattress, which is 6ft 6” wide by 6ft 6” long. We also supply a range of high-quality mattresses for these beds starting from £450. Our mattresses are constructed of natural materials (silk, wool & cashmere) and are hand made in the UK. The price quoted does not include the mattress. Please enquire for a mattress quote.
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