antique beds
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priceoriginal £5,500, £3,500
Overall length210cm
Overall width153cm
Head height157cm
Foot height132cm
Side rail height41cm

Beautiful rare Winfield all brass

Beautiful rare king size Winfield all brass bedstead with elegant posts with Rococco knobs and feet.Very pretty sweeping design with foliate garland and decorations. Original porcelain castors. This bed was originally sold by Heals of London and bears their badge. and makers badge.Very good quality original brass bed.The bed has been professionally restored with all joints checked for good fit and rails strengthened and adapted to support wood slats. Brass has been lightly cleaned to maintain natural ageing. Suitable for standard king size 5' x 6'6" /150cm x 200 cm mattress size. A beautiful centre piece for your room and a lovely place to go to bed. 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. Max head height 157 cm (146cm to top of knob) Max foot height 132cm (120cm to top of knob) Side rail height 41cm Overall length 210cm Overall width 153cm Price includes wood slats (sorry not mattress) As an alternative to the wood slats we can supply mini box bases. These raise the get into bed height and offer a superior support for quality mattresses. Photograph taken with 2" base. We can also supply hand made mattresses in all comfort choices. Details are available on our own web site under Bases and mattresses or e mail us for specifications and price list. 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.