antique beds
Overall length216cm
Overall width154cm
Head height161cm
Foot height109cm
Side rail height36cm

Absolutely lovely brass and iron by Winfield

Absolutely lovely king size Winfield and Co bed with tapered posts. Exquisite detail in decorative castings with the lovely curved pattern mirrored head and foot. 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 bed pillars 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. Sympathetically restored to look fantastic in modern setting. Rails strengthened and adapted to support wood slats and modern king size mattress 150cm x 200cm. Frame shot blasted and primed prior to hand finish in Little Greene paint Pleat over Citrean. Aged antique Winfield brass knobs. Makers plate on foot end. Price includes wood slats (sorry not mattress) As an alternative to the wood slats we can supply a 2" deep upholstered mini box base (used in photograph). This does make a high get into bed height. We can also supply hand made mattresses in all comfort choices . Please ask for details or look at mattress section of our own web site. We can arrange national and international delivery with reliable couriers. Please send postcode/address for quotation. Bedsteads have been sourcing, restoring and retailing antique beds and bedroom furniture for over 30 years. We do have many beds awaiting restoration if you are looking for a particular style and can send images if requested. We have our own workshops located along side our showroom in a beautiful medieval barn seven miles south of Bristol. Workshop/store open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday 10am-2pm