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Antique 5ft 7” Victorian Anglo-indian Colonial Raj King Size Four Poster Bed (circa 1860)


£17,450 | $24,318 USD | €20,336 EUR
Item Number: SA716997
Date of manufacture: 1860
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Yolanda Gray Antiques
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Here is a stunning quality antique 5ft 7” wide Victorian colonial Anglo-Indian Raj four-poster bed, circa 1860, which will fit a standard UK king size mattress (5ft wide x 6ft 6” long), in excellent original condition. The level of detail and craftmanship displayed in the materials, construction and carving of this bed is second to none, and by fare one of the best Anglo-Indian four poser beds we have ever come across.

This bed will fit a standard UK king size mattress size (5ft wide by 6ft 6” long) if the slats are lowered (please see section “Lowering the Slats” below for further information). If you prefer to use a larger mattress, we could supply a custom 5ft 7” wide x 6ft 6” long mattress.

The bed incorporates a two-tier structure, with a triple carved floral panel headboard, flanked by a bank of ring turned spindles below a moulded headboard top rail incorporating foliate scroll carving and central floral carving. The headboard boasts a spectacular crown, which incorporates floral open fretwork carving, along with gilt carved initials ‘R N D’, topped with a crown and flanked by rampant lion and unicorn. The bed incorporates moulded rails to the headboard and footboard, as well as moulded side rails and a footboard rail with blind fretwork floral carvings on a pitted background; the footboard also boasting a central floral carving. The two-tier footboard incorporates multiple ring-turned spindles below a horizontal floral carved turned rail. Above the bed frame, four floral carved on pitted background and vine carved tapered posts support a protruding dentil moulded canopy, which is also adorned with ribbed moulding and further blind fretwork floral carvings on a pitted background. The bed terminates on foliate carved cabriole legs, which display angel figureheads, ‘C’ scrolls brackets, scroll toes and resting on pad feet. This bed displays beautiful carvings throughout – even the bolt caps to the frame are carved into flower heads. The superstructure also lends itself to being dressed with romantic fabric drapes.

External Dimensions:
External Height = 218.8cm or 86” or 7ft 2”
External length = 232.7cm or 91” or 7ft 7”
External width = 184cm or 72” or 6ft

Condition Report:
This Anglo-Indian bed is in excellent original condition, which is commensurate with its age. Some nominal old use marks to the leading edges and polish but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The carvings are all intact, with no missing pieces or damage beyond the usual signs of age and use. The bed assembles together and all bolts and screws are in good condition. The head and footboard joints have been glued; therefore, the bed frame is solid. This bed, which retains the original polish and patination, boasts a stunning colour. It has been French polished by hand in our workshop to a professional standard. It is extremely difficult to replicate this colour and patination with furniture that has been stripped and re-polished. The 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. *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.

International Buyers:
Please contact us before purchasing the item, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time.

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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 1860.


Height = 218.8 cm (86.1")
Width = 184 cm (72.4")
Depth = 232.7 cm (91.6")

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Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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