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Victorian Mahogany Half Tester (5 foot, kingsize)

Victorian Mahogany Half Tester (5 foot, kingsize)
Current Price: £2,400.00 Buy Item
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Location: West Wickham

Item Details


  • Style: Victorian
  • Material: Mahogany

Here we have a beautiful Victorian mahogany half tester bedstead. Dating from approximately 1870 with original footboard and canopy.

The bed was purchased by me from Seventh Heaven (now Divine Dreams) - antique bed specialists in Chirk - in April 2004 (see picture 1) specifically for a Victorian property I was living in at the time (see picture 2).

The different style of my current property (see picture 3) and need for a wider bed sadly means I need to sell this lovely piece of furniture.

As noted above the footboard and canopy are original and I believe the brass curtain rails are original. The rails and posts are replacements, and the headboard and canopy insert were newly upholstered at the time of purchase. The restoration and upholstering were done by Seventh Heaven and have been done sympathetically to the original mahogany. (See picture 9, which is the original tag from when I purchased the bed).

The bed fits a standard Kingsize mattress (5 feet wide by 6 feet 6 inches long).

In addition, I am selling the bed with the bed base I purchased at the same time as the bed. The base is a firm bed base (see picture 8) which is nicely upholstered and comes in two parts. (Note the bed is not slatted but has metal support rails for a bed base).

I am also including a heavyweight chenille bedspread and matching cushions (see picture 1 and 2). Again, purchased from Seventh Heaven at the time I purchased the bed.

The bed disassembles, with the longest pieces being the canopy posts and the largest item being the canopy. Full dimensions are as follows: 

Bedstead Width: 151 cm

Bedstead Length: 219 cm

Height of Head Panel: 131 cm

Height of Foot Board: 88 cm

Height to top of Canopy from Floor: 223 cm

Canopy Width: 170 cm

Canopy Depth: 90 cm

Height of Bed Base: 25 cm

Height to top of Mattress in Photographs: 69 cm

I am happy to help with disassembly but you will need to arrange your own transportation for collection.

If you have any questions do let me know. All offers welcomed!

Thanks for looking!

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