Antique 6ft Colonial Raj Regency Style Victorian Anglo Indian Super King Size Four Poster Bed (Circa 1850)

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Object Description

Here is a fabulous quality antique 6ft wide Victorian colonial Raj four-poster bed, circa 1850, inspired by Regency design, finished in a black ebony colour, which fits a standard UK super king size mattress (6ft wide x 6ft 6” long), in excellent condition.

• Circa: 1850
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: India
• Wood: Mahogany
• Maximum mattress opening: 6ft 3⅞” wide by 6ft 11” long
• Will fit a standard UK double mattress (6ft wide x 6ft 6” long)
• Inspired by Regency period designs
• Luxury quality custom mattresses available
• Single tier structure
• Four elegant tapering spiral-reeded posts
• Turned detachable finials
• Foliate carved crown
• Solid panel headboard above straight vertical supports
• Open footboard
• Reeded side rails & frame
• Stunning quality carvings
• Fluted tapering block legs
• Spade block feet
• Dismantles for easy transportation and access
• Black ebony style colour
• Excellent condition
• Muslin draping service available
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

Here is a fabulous quality antique 6ft wide Victorian colonial Raj four-poster bed, circa 1850, inspired by Regency design, finished in a black ebony colour, originating from colonial India, which fits a standard UK super king size mattress (6ft wide x 6ft 6” long), in excellent condition. This bed will therefore fit a standard UK super king size mattress size (6ft wide by 6ft 6” long) if the slats are not lowered (please see section “Lowering the Slats” below for further information). The maximum mattress opening is 6ft 3⅞” wide by 6ft 11” long; therefore we could supply a longer mattress than 6ft 6” if preferred. The bed incorporates a single-tier structure, with a solid headboard, topped with a pierced fretwork foliate crown and with a bank of straight vertical supports below. The bed incorporates reeded side rails and rails to the head and footboard. To the bottom of the bed, the footboard is completely open. Above the bed frame, four turned, reeded and spiral-reeded posts stand at the corners of the bed. The bed terminates on tapering, fluted legs on spade feet.

The bed is finished in a black ebony style colour, with a satin finish. The bed is constructed of sissoo wood and has a superior structure. This bed would look stunning in either a contemporary or traditional setting. It dismantles for easy transportation and we can provide affordable good quality custom mattresses. This is a superior quality centrepiece for any bedroom and is ideal for those who prefer a wider bed.

External Dimensions:
External Height = 207.2cm or 81⅝” or 6ft 9⅝”
External length (posts) = 220.5cm or 86⅞” or 7ft 2⅞”
External width (posts) = 196.6cm or 77⅜” or 6ft 5⅜”
Headboard height = 135.5cm or 53⅜” or 4ft 5⅜”
Footboard height = 53.4cm or 21” or 1ft 9”
Height from floor to top of side rails = 53cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
Height from floor to bottom of side rails = 41.9cm or 16½” or 1ft 4½”
Side rail depth = 11.1cm or 4⅜”
Side rail length = 197.2cm or 77⅝” or 6ft 5⅝”

Maximum Mattress Opening (slats not lowered):
Length = 210.8cm or 83” or 6ft 11”
Width (slats) = 181.2cm or 71⅜” or 5ft 11⅜”
Width (including side rails) = 192.7cm or 75⅞” or 6ft 3⅞”

Maximum Mattress Opening (slats lowered):
Length = 205.5cm or 80⅞” or 6ft 8⅞”
Width = 178cm or 70” or 5ft 10”

The price for this item is £7,850 including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*.

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. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

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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. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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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. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

Ref. Bed A264

Object History

The style of these beds dates from 1840 until 1947 (until Indian Independence). The beds were constructed for the British Raj, their families and the British Military in Colonial India. The beds were designed to collapse and be transported “flat pack” so could easily be moved whilst on military exercises and to their summerhouses in the hills. They were made when the Raj was at its height. The size, style and quality of the bed depict the status of the occupier or the military rank of the owner. They were made from the finest wood usually Mahogany, Teak or Sissoo wood (a member of the rose wood family).

Teak and sissoo wood were used extensively in the construction of these colonial four-poster beds because they had the advantage of only minimally expanding and contracting when exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity. They were resistant to woodworm, termites, and the occasional splash of seawater.

Object Condition

This bed is in excellent 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 bed is finished in a black ebony style colour, with a satin finish. It is extremely difficult to replicate this colour and patination with furniture that has been re-polished. The bed is constructed of solid wood and boasts a superior structure. The bed is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.

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Dealer Location

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Organsdale Farm
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