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5ft Antique French Beech, Upholstered Bedstead – Ref. 9607WU60X75
Classical Louis XVI-style antique French bed. Made at the dawn of the 20th century with a less minimalist ‘Directoire’ design, this antique French bed dates back to circa 1900. It features a finely carved, painted Beech frame and traditional deep-padded upholstery. Fine, early beds like this are challenging to find in larger sizes nowadays. Currently standing restored and newly upholstered in a lovely Ocean Blue velvet with double piping trim. This may involve a light-touch cleaning-type restoration and any attention the frame may need to support a new mattress and bedstead base. Alternatively, for the stated price, the bedstead will be fully restored, including repainting and re-upholstery. This would be done according to the customer’s specific instructions, tailored to their personal taste, and of course, can be adapted to suit the pre-existing décor of their chosen bedroom.
While specialist finishes such as gilding and deep-buttoned upholstery in luxury fabric may attract additional charges, the final price point for this bedstead could also be lower the less work we carry out. Many of our customers find beauty in these French beds when they come complete with their ‘as-found’ imperfections, equally as appealing as when we restore them to our renowned high standards of fit and finish. Whichever way, what we can assure is that whether highly restored or sold with as little intervention as possible, they all have unique character, history, and often an understated decadence too. So, concerning the finish, what can we say other than; ‘chacun pour soi’ scenarios.
Finish / Finishes:
Show Wood Frame: Currently standing unrestored in photos, for the cost price stated, we will firstly address any necessary repairs, knocks, or shakes in our cabinet maker’s workshops. Next, a deep clean with Libnet PPC follows. Re-polishing via the traditional French Polishing ‘Rubber’ process is followed by a final cutback and ‘Hard Waxed’ by hand to an authentic period lustre. For an additional charge, this bedstead can be hand-painted or gilded to suit a customer’s scheme.
Upholstery: Currently standing unrestored in photos, for the cost price stated, the existing upholstery will be stripped back, and the original upholstery fillings layer evaluated, reworked, or replaced as required. Upon this rejuvenated foundation, we re-upholster in one of our ‘no-cost option’ house fabrics, or we can supply most luxury design-led upholstery fabrics at an additional cost. We can also re-upholster in your own free-issue COM (customer’s own material). There is a further, very broad selection of trims to finish a scheme; these include braids, gimps, piping (both self and contrasting in nature), and close-nailed options. Close nailing would be the ‘no-cost option’ here.
Antique King Size to suit a 150 x 190cm (5’0” x 6’3”) – Note: This bedstead is slightly short than standard King Size and takes a 190cm / 6ft3 mattress (this is the same length as a Standard UK Double size)
£1,995.00 (Bed ref: 9609WU60X75)
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 and hand- 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.