antique beds
sold
PriceSOLD
reference#1607
manufactured1880
sizedouble
Overall length201cm
Overall width138cm
Head height120cm
Foot height110cm
Side rail height40cm

Lovely original Winfield bed with stencil work

Lovely very original early Victorian winfield iron double bed with original paint and stencil work; please see close up images for detail. Pretty fan shape. MAKers plate on cross rail. 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. 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. We can also supply hand made mattresses in all comfort choices. from £225-£675. Details are available on our own web site under Bases and mattresses or e mail us for specifications and price list. We can arrange national and international delivery. Please send address for quotation. 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.