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IMPORTANT 19TH CENTURY PROVENANCE: Sourced by Bed Bazaar directly from Southern Ireland, this bedstead was originally made circa 1875 by Maple & Co and was once the property of Lord Fitzwilliam of The Fitzwilliam Estate, Shillelagh in County Wicklow. In its heyday, Coolattin House, near the village of Shillelagh, was at the centre of one of the biggest and wealthiest Anglo-Irish estates.
The owners, the Earls of Fitzwilliam, owned more than 85,000 acres – one-fifth of Co Wicklow – and had thousands of tenants. After the Great Famine and the land clearances, an estimated 2,000 people emigrated from the estate to Canada, and today tens of thousands of Canadians can trace their ancestry to Coolattin.
Like the house itself, which fell somewhat into a state of disrepair, this bedstead is currently standing in quite a dulled and as-found condition. It is 100% complete and original, having never been subject to any previous restoration work. As such, it can be either cleaned and sympathetically reworked and sold looking pretty much as it does here and in its current 150cm / 5ft size. When less work is carried out, it generally follows that the bedstead’s sale price will be lower than indicated here too.
Finish / Finishes:
Currently standing unrestored with dulled brass mounts throughout due to a gradual breakdown of the original lacquer. The bedstead will be re-polished and re-lacquered to the buyers personal taste for the price point quoted
Grit-Blasted, Etch Primed & Hand Brushed Painted Iron Work Mylands ‘Film, Theatre & Television’ (FTT-002) PALE GOLD
Standard UK King Size to suit a 150 x 198cm (5’0” x 6’6”)
£15,000.00 (Bed ref: BA 9609A60)
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-made by our own time-served, master bed makers here in our dedicated 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 a telephone consultation too. 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.