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5ft 8” Anglo-Indian Colonial Four Poster Bed 1870

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This is a fine quality antique 5ft 8” wide Victorian four poster bed, of Anglo-Indian Raj provenance, circa 1870, which will fit a standard UK king size mattress (5ft wide x 6ft 6” long), if the slats are lowered, in excellent original condition. Benefitting from the choice of finial post design or canopy design.

Summary:

• Item: Victorian four poster bed
• Circa: 1870
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: India
• Wood: Sisoo
• Maximum mattress opening: 5ft 8½” wide by 6ft 9½”
• Choice of finial posts or moulded bar canopy
• Fits a standard UK king size mattress (5ft” wide x 6ft 6” long) if slats are lowered
• Luxury quality custom mattresses available
• Single tier structure
• Four elegant barley twist carved posts
• Floral carved crown
• Arched moulded headboard
• Foliate pierced fretwork headboard panel & spindles
• Turned footboard top rail supported by turned spindles
• Moulded side rails & frame
• Stunning quality carvings
• Turned legs
• Dismantles for easy transportation and access
• Original polish & patination
• Rich dark red & brown colour
• Excellent original condition
• Muslin draping service available
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

Description:
This is a fine quality antique 5ft 8” wide Victorian four poster bed, of Anglo-Indian Raj provenance, circa 1870, which will fit a standard UK king size mattress (5ft wide x 6ft 6” long), if the slats are lowered, in excellent original condition. The Victorian four poster bed benefits from a high level of detail and craftmanship displayed in the materials, construction and carving of this colonial bed. The design of this Anglo-Indian bed can be changed you have the choice of finials on top of the posts, or a moulded bar canopy (please pictures).

The colonial bed incorporates a single carved floral panel headboard, interspersed by ring turned spindles, below a moulded headboard top rail which arches over a central foliate pierced fretwork panel. The headboard boasts a spectacular crown, which incorporates floral open fretwork carving, with an urn to the centre. The Victorian four poster bed incorporates moulded rails to the headboard and footboard, as well as moulded side rails. The footboard incorporates multiple ring-turned spindles below a turned rail. Above the bed frame, four barley twist posts support a protruding moulded canopy. The bed terminates on substantial turned legs. This bed displays beautiful carvings throughout. The superstructure of the colonial bed lends itself to being dressed with romantic fabric drapes.

Retaining the original polish and patination, this Victorian four poster bed displays a rich red-brown colour, with a French polish finish. The bed is constructed of sissoo wood and has a superior structure. This four-poster bed would look stunning in either a contemporary or traditional setting. It dismantles for easy transportation and we can provide good quality custom mattresses.

Provenance:
The style of these four poster bed dates from 1840 until 1947 (until Indian Independence). The Victorian four poster bed were constructed for the British Raj, their families and the British Military in Colonial India. The colonial beds were designed to collapse and be transported “flat pack” so could easily be moved whilst on military exercises and to their summerhouses in the hills. They were made when the Raj was at its height. The size, style and quality of the bed depict the status of the occupier or the military rank of the owner. They were made from the finest wood usually Mahogany, Teak or Sissoo wood (a member of the rose wood family).

Teak and sissoo wood were used extensively in the construction of these colonial four-poster beds because they had the advantage of only minimally expanding and contracting when exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity. They were resistant to woodworm, termites, and the occasional splash of seawater.

External Dimensions:
External Height (Canopy) = 220.5cm / 86⅞” / 7ft 2⅞”
External Height (Finials) = 226cm / 89” / 7ft 5”
External length = 230cm / 90½”/ 7ft 6½”
External width = 184cm / 72⅜” / 6ft 0⅜”
Headboard height (including Crown) = 159cm /
Headboard height (excluding Crown) = 118cm /
Footboard height = 87.5cm / 34½” / 2ft 10½”
Height from floor to top of side rails = 58cm / 22⅞” / 1ft 10⅞”
Side rail depth = 13.5cm / 5⅜”

Maximum Mattress Opening (slats not lowered):
Length = 207.5cm / 81½”/ 6ft 9½”
Width (slats) = 164cm / 64½”/ 5ft 4½”
Width (including side rails) = 174cm / 68½” / 5ft 8½”

Maximum Mattress Opening (slats lowered):
Length = 207.5cm / 81½”/ 6ft 9½”
Width = 162cm / 63¾” / 5ft 3¾”

Condition Report:
This is a fine quality antique 5ft 8” wide Victorian four poster bed, of Anglo-Indian Raj provenance, circa 1870, which will fit a standard UK king size mattress (5ft wide x 6ft 6” long), if the slats are lowered, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The headboard and footboard bed joints have been cleaned and glued to ensure the bed frame is solid in joint. The bed has been cleaned and French polished by hand in our workshop to a professional standard, therefore the colour and patination of the timber is of an excellent standard. The carvings are intact, with no missing pieces or damage beyond the expected signs of age and historical use. The Anglo-Indian bed assembles together and all bolts and screws are in good condition. The colonial bed is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use. It is rare to find antique beds which will fit a modern 6ft super king mattress.

Customer Service:
We offer customer satisfaction through the following services:
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland
• Free 14 Day Returns
• Full money back assurance
• Worldwide shipping
• Full insurance of items in transit

Further Information:
For more information or photographs please email or call us.

Office: 01829 458 070
Julian: 07960 738 212
Yola: 07971 882 567

Customers outside the UK should call:

Office: 00 44 1829 458 070
Julian: 00 44 7960 738 212
Yola: 00 44 7971 882 567

Email: info@yolagray.com

Free UK Delivery:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers' contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It's helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist antique furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial antique furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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DimensionsExternal Height (Canopy) = 220.5cm / 86⅞” / 7ft 2⅞” External Height (Finials) = 226cm / 89” / 7ft 5” External length = 230cm / 90½”/ 7ft 6½” External width = 184cm / 72⅜” / 6ft 0⅜” Headboard height (including Crown) = 159cm / Headboard height (excluding Crown) = 118cm / Footboard height = 87.5cm / 34½” / 2ft 10½” Height from floor to top of side rails = 58cm / 22⅞” / 1ft 10⅞” Side rail depth = 13.5cm / 5⅜” Date 1870  Mid Victorian Antiques Material Teak Origin English Condition This is a fine quality antique 5ft 8” wide Victorian four poster bed, of Anglo-Indian Raj provenance, circa 1870, which will fit a standard UK king size mattress (5ft wide x 6ft 6” long), if the slats are lowered, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The headboard and footboard bed joints have been cleaned and glued to ensure the bed frame is solid in joint. The bed has been cleaned and French polished by hand in our workshop to a professional standard, therefore the colour and patination of the timber is of an excellent standard. The carvings are intact, with no missing pieces or damage beyond the expected signs of age and historical use. The Anglo-Indian bed assembles together and all bolts and screws are in good condition. The colonial bed is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use. It is rare to find antique beds which will fit a modern 6ft super king mattress. Item code as236a2759 / A230 / 68643 Status Sold

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Kelsall,
Tarporley
Cheshire
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