Classic Victorian brass and iron bed by Thomas Perry (RESERVED)
Classic Victorian 5Ft king size brass and iron bed with all lovely all original aged brass and porcelain castors. Makers plate Thomas Perry and Sons, Bilston on cross rail.
The firm was founded as iron founders by Thomas Perry in 1806. A trade directory of 1818 listed Thomas Perry as an iron merchant trading in the Highfields district of Bilston.
By 1850 Thomas Perry was certainly well established and were noted in a trade directory as iron founders and manufacturers of wrought iron bedsteads, fencing, hurdles, railing, gates, palisades and other wrought iron and cast iron work. A book issued by the company in 1967 says that "the company started as a general iron foundry and produced heavy and elaborate cast iron railings, gates, coats of arms and the like, still to be seen in the old residential districts of London and other cities. In 1848 it produced bridge castings for the Great Western Railway. It made rolling mills for rolling wrought iron, steel and non-ferrous metals and auxiliary mill machinery including shears and rtoll lathes and steam engines to drive them; two foundries were built for the making of large and cast iron roll mills.
You will see that the detail in the brass and the decorative castings is of high quality. This bed is not only lovely in it's own right but has a real feel of saved history. The iron work is finished in a beautiful vintage Victorian aged green. Side rails have been lengthened, strengthened and adapted to support wood slats.
Suitable for standard king size mattress 5' x 6'6" (150cm x200cm)
Max head height 162.5cm; max foot height 122cm; max side tail height 40.5cm (including castors) Overall length 220cm; overall width 155cm
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.
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 offer on site B & B facilities if you are travelling a distance to view.