5ft6 Antique Victorian Birds Eye Maple Bedstead – Ref. 9666W66


Rare, elegant and very beautiful mid period Victorian Birds Eye Maple bedstead.  Extra large double size bedstead from this earlier period of 19th century production, would have been produced by a know maker of the day.  Made circa 1870, we attribute this bedstead to Gillows.  Although it is not stamped as such and therefore would in all probability have been made for a retailer thus the need for the maker’s discretion.  Featuring finely fluted and carved, separated columns and beaded, fielded panels, early beds such as this are very hard to find in big sizes now.

Currently standing unrestored and awaiting further, direct customer instruction.  This may entail just a light touch cleaning type restoration and any attention the frame may need to support a new mattress and bedstead base. Alternatively for the price stated the bedstead will be fully restored including a complete and highly professional French Polishing process.

This fine bedstead is from Brocket Hall  one of the country houses of Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.  Its most unique direct provincial link to Palmerston was completely overlooked by the leading auction house from whom we acquired it!  Luckily for us it was spotted by Bed’s Bazaar eagle eyed buyer.  What could it be?  A late 19th, early 20th century removals suppository label stating it to be his property of course!  Not too difficult a mystery to unfurl!!

Product Description

Finish / Finishes:
Currently Standing Un-Restored Awaiting Customer Restoration Instruction

Victorian Queen Size to suit a 167 x 198cm (5’6” x 6’6”)

Sale Price:
£7,750.00 (Bed ref: 9666W66)
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.

Important notes on provenance:
Parmiston Palmerston was the first prime minister to die in office since George Canning in 1827, his funeral was thought to demand public recognition and he was buried in Westminster Abbey on 27 October. Dean Stanley delivered the address.

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