- Very Handsome Mahogany king size bed with a pair matching bedsides
- Elegant Victorian aged brass king size bed
- Lovely French caned/bergere king size bed
- Classic Edwardian all brass single bed
- Beautiful Rosewood Louis XVI style double bed
- Magnificent Louis XVI style mahogany bed
- Super king size French upholstered 6Ft bed with original gilded paint work
- Handsome French solid walnut king size 5Ft bed
- Handsome 6Ft super king size Victorian classic black and aged brass bed
- Pretty simple Portuguese forged iron double bed
- Very individual super king size original painted four poster bed
- Magnificent mid 19th Century painted king size Italian bed
- Lovely carved painted low end French king size bed RESERVED
- Lovely French Louis XV style newly upholstered
- European king size original aged brass
- Very handsome pair of large Louis XV beds
- Simple and individual brass and white bedstead
- Sumptuous French double corbeille
- Simple French King size iron bed hand painted black
- King size grey iron and aged brass no end bed
- Pretty Queen size Victorian brass and iron
- Pleasing French super king size restored upholstered bed
- Classic Victorian brass and iron no end double bed
- Simple French all brass double bed
- Lovely original painted French queen size bed,bedside and chairs
- Pretty pair of French meter wide caned gilded beds
- Exquisite carved rosewood Louis XV style Rococo 5Ft king size bed
- Irish all iron no end king size bed
- Shabby chic gilded and upholstered Louis XV style boudoir king size plus bed RESERVED
- Newly painted and upholstered king size 5Ft French Lit bateau style bed
- Phenomenal and Spectacular enormous Italian bed
- Pretty single vintage forged iron bed
- Lovely simple cherry framed
- Gorgeous French naturally aged eau de nil frame king size
- French walnut and fruit wood veneer,parquetry,ormalu and marquetry
- Pretty and unusual single brass iron bed.
- Attractive simple French aged brass double bed
- Classic Victorian king size grey and aged brass bed
- French Mahogany quarter veneer king size bed
- Super king size 6Ft classic Victorian brass and iron no end bed
- Very attractive Edwardian all brass double bed
- Attractive pair of simple French all brass single beds
- Striking French mahogany corbeille large super king size bed
- French Elaborately carved good quality caned European king size bed
- Louis XVI style painted bedroom suite with super single bed
- Pretty Original painted Directoire French bedroom suite with king size low end bed to be finished in
- Exquisitely beautiful very rare early Louis XV king size
- Pretty forged iron Portuguese
- Attractive king size French iron bed with brass detail
- Spectacular Louis XVI style parquetry bedroom suite
- French mahogany bed and matching bedside
- Timeless classic Edwardian black and brass
- Sweet simple small white single
- Simple iron single sleigh bed
- Fantastic rare super king size Rosewood Louis XV style bed
- Simple French king size all iron bed
- Classic Victorian brass and iron king size bed in grey tone
- French painted caned Bergere kingsize bed
- Irish queen size all iron bed
- Pretty early Victorian three hoop double bed
- Very pretty Winfield no end king size iron and brass bed
- Louis XV style roll top newly upholstered and painted King size bed
- Burr elm 1920s king size bed with very pretty Mother of pearl inlay decoration in head board
- Very pretty early Schoolbred no end single bed
- Pretty French carved painted caned Louis XVI style Bergere king size bed
- Maple and beech French faux bamboo double
- Beautiful solid cherry Louis XVI style upholstered
- Lovely simple French hand painted superking size bed
- Beautiful Louis XV style double corbeille
- Amazing beautiful French Louis XVIstyle bergere bedroom suite with kingsize bed (and quality fittin
- Fully Reupholstered French King size Corbeille bed
- Lovely pair of black and aged brass single beds
- Pretty Portuguese king size iron bed
- Pair of French carved oak upholstered single beds
- Lovely Victorian king size half tester by Winfield
- Individual and handsome classic Victorian king size bed
- Very pretty early Victorian 5Ft king size bed with heart detail
- Attractive French newly upholstered king size no end bed
- Gorgeous painted carved and caned French king size bergere bed
- Stunning Empire style mahogany with brass decoration 5Ft king size bed
- Very pretty early all original Schoolbred double bed
- Classic Victorian all iron double bed with individual central cross detail
- Very rare king size Winfield all brass
- Pretty Louis XV style cherry vitrine display cabinet
- Super single pretty Victorian low end
- French empire style cherry bedroom suite
- Quality mahogany bedroom suite with pair/super super king size
- French kingsize African rosewood bed; (has matching armoire and bedside)
The restoration of all our brass beds is carried out at our Chelvey workshop by our team of experts.
Dirt and rust built up over the years are stripped away and any damaged castings and bed knobs, either repaired or new parts recast to match.
Brass & Iron
Most of these brass and iron antique beds were made in the second half of the 19th century and originate from England and Western Europe.
Brass and iron beds became very popular from around 1840 and vary from simple ironwork to intricate combinations of iron and brass, porcelain and hand painted finishes.
Depending on the mood that you want to achieve, brass can polished to varying degrees.
A high polish gives an attractive lightness to the bed, whereas lightly polished antique brass a dark romantic patina.
Most of the antique wood beds originate from Southern France, and date from the 19th century.
The design of these bedsteads are revivals of earlier styles, occasionally combining several styles in the same bed. It is this combination of classical designs, larger sizes and craftsmanship that make 19th century beds so popular today.
Bedsteads are offered in natural wood finishes, a wide range of paint effects or can be hand polished to work with your existing furniture.
Some beds retain their original fabrics, condition permitting. However, we do offer an upholstery service.
At Bedsteads we employ our own upholsterer. Generally clients will have identified their chosen fabric but if help is required we have a extensive selection of fabric samples.
For upholstered beds the price quoted includes re-upholstery.