antique beds
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Overall length202cm
Overall width92cm
Head height117cm
Foot height92cm
Side rail height36cm

Very rare pretty single pair of beds by Schoolbred

Very rare pretty pair of Victorian iron and brass single beds by Scholbred c1880 Really pretty shaping and decorative castings and lovely brass details. Professionally restored with joints checked for good fit and side rails strengthened and adapted to support wood slats. Frames have been shot blasted and primed prior to hand finish in Little Greene paint company Pleat with middle buff mid and waxed to preserve. The beds can be pushed together end joined to make occasional super king size bed. Ideal for guest room or holiday houses. James Shoolbred and Co. (aka Jas Shoolbred) were established in the 1820s at 155 Tottenham Court Road. It was originally a drapers supplying the furniture trade. In the late 1860s/early 1870s the company began designing, manufacturing and selling high quality furniture, of their own design. Their sophisticated designs referenced Regency aesthetics which were informed by antiquity - Greek/Roman styles. The company's sales catalogue features guides to Victorian home owners about how to put room sets together to achieve a desirable aesthetic, 'a guide to good taste'. In the 1880s, Shoolbred had opened the city's first large department store on Tottenham Court Road, London. In the mid 1880s Schoolbred was granted a Royal Warrant, testament to the quality of their furniture. The company ceased trading in 1931. Bed suitable for single mattress size 3' (90cms) x 6'3" (190 cms) Price includes wood slats; sorry not mattress. We can supply British made single mattresses. Full specs and price list available in mattress section of our own web site or please email for details. National and international delivery can be arranged please send address/postcode for quotation.