4ft6 Victorian Brass & Iron Bedstead – Ref. 95415B54


A highly adorned, overtly decorative mid period Victorian Brass & Iron Bedstead.  Made circa 1870 this fine bed is a text book exercise in its Victorian designer’s passion for symmetry and bold symbolism. Extremely original and equally as rare, with a simply wonderful patina; one which has seemingly stood still the hands of time. This investment quality bedstead is currently standing unrestored, Bed Bazaar’s sale price includes our full professional restoration work.  The superbly preserved brass finish comes courtesy of the Victorian’s Lumanoid lacquered finish; one that utilised a sepia coloured lacquer.

This dark lacquer effect helped tie the different colours of brass mounts to one uniform tone.  The brass mounts would have varied in colour due to the differing processes used to make them.  Some were spun from discs, on this bedsteads all were casts from molten brass and by contrast the round tubes were a wrapping of sheet brass which was rolled over steel tubes.  As such, and due to the differing Metallurgy of the brasses used to create them, once polished they varied in the tone of their brass colour and the sepia lacquer masked this.  It also made allowance for the fact that slower Victorian polishing wheel speeds could not achieve such a high shine as the electrically powered ones we use today.  Again, this lower shine was improved by the darker coloured, but still clear, Lumanoid lacquer.

The satin black paint finish, often known to the Victorians as ‘Black Japan’ came courtesy of the Gutenberg process

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Product Description

Finish / Finishes:
Bright Polished & Hand Brush-Lacquered Brass Mounts Dull Un-polished, Un-lacquered Brass Mounts
Satin Black Oven Baked Stove Enamel | Glossy Ivory (BS 10B15) Oven Baked Stove Enamel

Standard UK Double Size to suit a 135 x 190cm (4’6” x 6’3”)

Price Points:
£3,650.00 (Bed ref: 95415B54)
Price INCLUDES: Bed Bazaar’s full professional restoration work as shown, a ‘Standard’ Pine Slatted Bedstead Base, Bed Bazaar’s own 10 year bedstead guarantee and a lifetime part exchange facility
Price EXCLUDES: a mattress, a bedstead base upgrade (if desired), home delivery, installation and disposal of customer’s old bed

Choosing Your Mattress & Bedstead base:
Our mattresses and bedstead bases are a highly unique part of the Bed Bazaar antique bedstead business. All products are designed inhouse and hand-made by our own time-served, master bed makers here in our extensive Framlingham based mattress factory, Sleeping Partners. In addition we have a comprehensive factory showroom for our customers to try our beds and be guided by our experienced sales team.
In addition to showroom consultations our sales team have gained unrivalled expertise in selling our products via telephone consultation. Be assured that which ever medium is preferred, we have great confidence in our ability to help our customers choose a mattress and bedstead base that is right for them in terms of comfort, price point and their chosen bedsteads aesthetic integrity.

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