antique beds
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Overall length223cm
Overall width155cm
Head height153cm
Foot height126cm
Side rail height44.5cm

Magnificent totally original Winfield

The most magnificent totally original Winfield king size bed. Orginal registry mark tells us this was made 28th July 1872. Taper tube bed posts with fabulous hand painting and waterslide transfers. Naturally aged parcel gilt. Highly plaques .Original Winfield knobs We have lighly cleaned and waxed to reserve and checked the rails for good fit and adapted to support modern length king size mattress 150cm x 200cm. 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 for superior mattress support and to raise the get into bed height. <The bed is photographed with a 2" platform top base> 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 can arrange both national and international delivery. Please send post code for quotation.