Beautiful early iron with taper tubes
Beautiful early iron bed with tapered tube posts and pretty panels with reeded strp and intricate details in castings. Original aged brass finials and porcelain castors. Hand finished in aged Little Greene paint company Slacked Lime. Side rails lengthened, strengthened and adapted to support wood slats as in last example image. These styles of bed were made by the famous bed makers Winfield.
R.W.Winfield was founded in 1829 at Cambridge Street, Birmingham and specialised in decorative metal beds.
A brass metal bedstead in the French Renaissance style by Winfield was made for the Great Exhibition in 1851, (see D.M.Wyatt, .The Industrial Arts of the Nineteenth Century at the Great Exhibition, Vol I, plate XLIII, reproduced in J.Meyer, Great Exhibitions 1851-1900, p.33).
The Art-Journal Crystal Palace Exhibition edition described the bed as 'one of the best objects of its kind ever brought before our notice’.
Similar decorative metallic beds by Winfield were described as 'good in design, and of a rich and handsome appearance'. R.W.Winfield came away from the Great Exhibition with a very coveted Council Award, only 174 of these awards were awarded in recognition of great ingenuity and innovation.
The price includes the wood slats (sorry not mattress) Suitable for king size 150 cms x 200 cms .
As an alternative to the wood slats we can supply mini box bases for superior mattress support and to raise the get into bed height. We can also supply hand made mattresses in all comfort choices. Please see our web site or e mail for full specifications and prices.
Bedsteads have been sourcing, restoring and retailing antique beds and bedroom furniture for over 25 years. We have our own workshops located along side our showroom in a beautiful medieval barn seven miles south of Bristol.
We offer on site B & B facilities if you are travelling a distance to view.
We can arrange both national and international delivery. Please send post code for quotation.