Jan & John Maggs

Antiques and Art

Bespoke oak half-headed bed

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This massive and heavy oak bed was made by one of England’s leading bespoke period-style furniture shops for two of America’s leading early oak dealers.

Simple in design, it was made to fit a queen-sized mattress and to be compatible with a personal collection of outstanding early oak pieces.

The large headboard is constructed of six oak panels, set into a handsome oak frame. The posts, rails, and stiles of the frame are decorated with a typical moulding pattern of the period, and the panels are left plain, as in many period cupboards. The footboard mimics the headboard, but with only two panels. Each post terminates in a cannonball finial.

The bed rails, which are decorated with a similar moulding running their lengths, terminate in tenons that are mortised into the four posts. The rails are secured by long bolts which tighten with rectangular nuts.

Your mattress would be supported by a dozen wooden slats which are suspended between the rails. While not designed to be used with a box spring, the scale of the head- and footboards would allow the additional height.

A wonderful period-style bed, designed, built, and used by experts in their respective fields, it has no apologies and may be purchased for a small fraction of its original cost.

The period original upon which this replica is based would appear to be that pictured in John Fiske's When Oak Was New, p. 253.

English, 2nd half 20th century.

Length: 88”; Width: 60”; Height of headboard, including finials: 61 ½”; Footboard: 41”

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Inventory #Z-489

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