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Antique 5ft 8” Victorian Anglo-indian Colonial Raj King Size Four Poster Bed (circa 1880)

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Yolanda Gray Antiques

This antique has been viewed 15 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


• Item: Victorian king size four poster bed
• Circa: 1880
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: India
• Wood: Sissoo
• Maximum mattress opening: 5ft 8” wide by 6ft 9½” long
• Fits a UK king size mattress (5ft wide by 6ft 6” long) if slats are lowered
• Luxury quality mattresses available
• Single tier structure
• Protruding moulded canopy
• Four elegant tapered & turned posts
• Lion & unicorn crown
• Arched headboard with triple floral carved panels
• Turned spindles to headboard & footboard
• Moulded side rails & frame
• Stunning quality carvings
• Turned legs
• Dismantles for easy transportation and access
• Original polish & patination
• Rich dark red & brown colours
• Excellent original condition
• Muslin draping service available
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

This is a fine quality antique Victorian 5ft 8-inch four poster bed, of colonial Raj Anglo-Indian origin, circa 1880, in excellent original condition. This Victorian four poster bed will fit a custom size mattress up to 5ft 8” wide by 6ft 9” long if the slats remain at their original height. If you prefer to fit a standard UK king size mattress (5ft 6” wide by 6ft 6” long), this is possible by lowering the slats (please see section “Lowering the Slats” below for further information).

The level of detail and craftmanship displayed in the materials, construction and carving of this Victorian four poster bed is second to none. The headboard incorporates three floral pierced fretwork carved panels, flanked by turned spindles, with decorative moulding running the length of the moulded headboard frame. A decorative “lion & unicorn” floral pierced fretwork carved crown sits atop of the headboard

Condition Report:
This is a fine quality antique Victorian 5ft 8-inch four poster bed, of colonial Raj Anglo-Indian origin, circa 1880, which will fit a standard UK king size mattress (5ft wide by 6ft 6” long) with the slats lowered, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and polish 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 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 all intact, with no missing pieces or damage, beyond the usual signs of age and use. It is rare to find antique four poster beds which will fit a modern standard 5ft king size mattress. The four-poster bed assembles together and all bolts and screws are in good condition. This Victorian 5ft 8-inch four poster bed is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.

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.

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.

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.

Ref. 82563
Please contact us on 01829 458 070 or 07960 738 212 to arrange a viewing. Alternatively, please email:
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 223 cm (87.8")
Width = 182.5 cm (71.9")
Depth = 230 cm (90.6")

Seller Details

Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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