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Antique English Victorian Gothic Flame Mahogany 4ft Small Double Half Tester Bed (circa 1850)


£1,950 | $2,596 USD | €2,209 EUR
Item Number: SA644525
Date of manufacture: 1850
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Yolanda Gray Antiques
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This is a fine quality antique English Victorian Gothic influenced flame mahogany 4ft small double size half tester bed, circa 1850, with stunning grain configuration, in excellent condition.

• Item: Half Tester Bed
• Circa: 1850
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Flame mahogany
• Gothic influence
• UK Small Double Size mattress (4ft wide x 6ft 3” long)
• External bed frame dimensions: 4ft 6?” Wide x 7ft 2?” Long
• Upholstered headboard & footboard
• Light grey structured wool & cotton upholstery
• Braiding detail to headboard
• Turned column supports to headboard & footboard
• Turned finials & floral carvings to column supports
• Arched panel & stunning grain configuration to footboard
• Original brass & mug castors
• Dismantles into sections for easy access & transportation
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

This is a fine quality antique English Victorian Gothic influenced flame mahogany 4ft small double size half tester bed, circa 1850, with stunning grain configuration, in excellent condition. This bed fits a standard UK small double size mattress (4ft” wide x 6ft 3” long). However, if you are using a custom size mattress, the bed would fit a 4ft 4” wide x 6ft 3” long mattress, if the mattress also sat on the side rails. The bed incorporates an arched mahogany upholstered headboard with braiding detail and an arched flame mahogany footboard, which is upholstered on the inner side, with braiding to the perimeter. The upholstery is a light grey structured wool & cotton material, with cream-coloured braiding. The headboard and footboard are both supported by turned, fluted column supports, which are both topped by turned finials, above floral carved blocks. The headboard supports also boast cabouchon carvings to the base. The headboard and footboard are connected via simple side rails. The footboard features and arched panel with stunning mirror matched flame mahogany veneer. The bed rests on its original brass & mug castors.

External Dimensions:
External Height = 204.4cm or 80½” or 6ft 8½”
External length = 220.8cm or 86?” or 7ft 2?”
External width = 138cm or 54?” or 4ft 6?”
Headboard height = 204.4cm or 80½” or 6ft 8½”
Footboard height = 110.4cm or 43½” or 3ft 7½”
Height from floor to top of side rails = 37.5cm or 14Ύ” or 1ft 2Ύ”
Height from floor to bottom of side rails = 20.2cm or 8”
Side rail depth = 17.2cm or 6Ύ”

Mattress Dimensions:
Mattress length (max) = 197.5cm or 77Ύ” or 6ft 5Ύ”
Mattress width (slats) = 123.5cm or 48?” or 4ft 0?”
Mattress width (including side rails) = 134.4cm or 54?” or 4ft 4?”

Condition Report:
This bed is in excellent condition, which is commensurate with its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and bed frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The headboard and footboard have been newly upholstered in a light grey structured wool & cotton material; therefore, the upholstery is clean and free from rips or tears. The bed retains the original polish, which is why it boasts a stunning colour and patination to the flame mahogany. It is impossible to re-create this colour if it has been re-polished. The bed is solid in joint and is ready to use.

The price for this item is £1,950 including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland. *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland. If you live in one of the areas, please contact us for a delivery quote.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you.

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 1850.


Height = 204.4 cm (80.5")
Width = 138 cm (54.3")
Depth = 220.8 cm (86.9")

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Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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