antique beds
Overall length220cm
Overall width157cm
Head height318cm
Foot height107cm
Side rail height53cm

Incredible all brass four poster by Winfield and Co

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. This very lovely Winfield all brass four poster king size bed with its incredible canopy has many beautiful Winfield quality details. Please see close up images to appreciate the detail. Winfield makers badge in situ. We have sympathetically restored with side rails strengthened and adapted to support wood slats and standard modern size king size mattress 150cm x 200cm. Bed can be assembled without the canopy if too tall for current location. height to top of canopy 318cm Height to top of knobs 247cm Head height 139cm Foot height 107cm Side rail height 53cm Overall width 157cm Overall length 220cm Price includes pine 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. National and international delivery can be arranged. Please send address/postcode for quotation from one of our reliable couriers. Bedsteads have been sourcing, restoring and retailing antique beds and bedroom furniture for over 25 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.