- Beautiful Rosewood kimg size Louis
- Simple Irish cottage style double iron bed
- Attractive Irish no end double bed with brass rail
- Striking pair of caned Empire style bergere singles
- Fabulous Italian low end newly upholstered
- Incredible Italian nickel plated brass 6Ft super king size bed
- Pretty all iron queen size Irish bed
- Striking French mahogany king size bed with gilded mounts
- Attractive Irish all iron queen size bed
- French mahogany extra long Louis XV style double bed with mattress
- Lovely pair of Walnut single beds with inlay detail
- Fashionable simple French all brass king size
- Pretty forged iron and brass single bed
- Pretty Queen size Victorian brass and iron
- French painted caned Bergere kingsize bed
- Striking French mahogany corbeille large super king size bed
- Pretty forged iron Portuguese
- Super single pretty Victorian low end
- Beautiful Louis XV style double corbeille
- Stunnning and beautiful king size Victorian bed
- Fashionably Simple French king size iron no end
- Newly upholstered king size French Lit Bateau
- Beautiful rare early Victorian three hoop
- Nice all iron Victorian Irish king size bed
- Lovely all iron super single
- Spectacular Rosewood carved double bed
- Pretty early Victorian double brass and iron bed
- Solid Walnut simple Louis XV style double.
- Pretty newly upholstered French double bed
- Individual Art Nouveau detail 6Ft super king size black and brass bed
- Top quality Henri II style burr walnut and mahogany double bed
- Spectacular super king size Italian sleigh
- Pretty Portuguese king size iron bed
- King size All brass bed by F. Andrews of Birmingham
- Exquisite carved rosewood Louis XV style Rococo 5Ft king size bed
- Phenomenal and Spectacular enormous Italian bed
- Very handsome pair of large Louis XV beds
- Quality mahogany bedroom suite with pair/super super king size
- Exceptional quality Art Deco style European double bed and bedsides
- Very lovely early Victorian king size
- Gorgeous faded glory king size lit bateau with turned columns.
- Classic Edwardian dip rail brass and iron bed
- Lovely newly upholstered French day bed
- Elegant pair of all brass Edwardian beds
- Lovely French 5Ft king size iron and brass bed
- Handsome classic Victorian 6Ft super king size bed
- Lovely carved walnut Louis XV style double bed
- Extremely rare solid walnut super kingsize bed
- Pair of pretty French low end single upholstered beds
- Gilded French newly upholstered king size low end bed
- Attractive simple all brass double bed
- Classic Edwardian all brass single bed
- Simple French all brass double bed
- Louis XVI style painted bedroom suite with super single bed
- Incredible quality French walnut super king size bed
- Lovely simple cherry framed
- Sumptuous French double corbeille
- HAndsome all original Victorian brass and iron double bed
- Lovely Classic Victorian black and aged brass king size bed
- Pretty pair of Portuguese forged iron
- Absolutely lovely all original all brass king size
- Pleasing all iron Irish king size no end bed
- Solid cherry king size bed (matching armoire separate)
- Gorgeous French Empire style upholstered double bed
- Pretty forged iron double bed
- All brass single bed by Schoolbred
- Chinoiserie influence caned double bed with spring base
- Stunning super king size Brass bed by Schoolbred
- Pretty forged iron king size bed
- Lovely carved oak Breton marriage bed
- Pleasing French super king size restored upholstered bed
- Very attractive Edwardian all brass double bed
- Pretty Original painted Directoire French bedroom suite with king size low end bed to be finished in
- Pretty single vintage forged iron bed
- French mahogany bed and matching bedside
- French walnut and fruit wood veneer,parquetry,ormalu and marquetry
- Fashinably simple French all size
- Magnificent mahogany Louis XV1 style bed
- Pretty pair of forged iron single no end beds (can be joined)
- Lovely French king size brass and iron bed
- Nice pair of single Victorian no end beds (can be joined)
- Exceptional rare early Louis XV scroll top king size bed
- Lovely fashionable all iron king size bed
- Pretty simple painted iron single bed
- Carved frame newly upholstered French Empire style king size bed
- Attractive European Kingsize French painted bed
- Stylish and interesting forged iron kingsize bedx
- Elegant Victorian aged brass king size bed
- Classic Victorian brass and iron king size bed in grey tone
- Individual and handsome classic Victorian king size bed
- Magnificent mid 19th Century painted king size Italian bed
- Beautiful solid cherry Louis XVI style upholstered
- Simple and individual brass and white bedstead
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.