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


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Object Description

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 6⅜” Wide x 7ft 2⅞” 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.

This bed retains the original polish, which is why the bed boasts a rich brown mahogany colour and patination; it is impossible to re-create this colour if it has been stripped and re-polished. 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.

External Dimensions:
External Height = 204.4cm or 80½” or 6ft 8½”
External length = 220.8cm or 86⅞” or 7ft 2⅞”
External width = 138cm or 54⅜” or 4ft 6⅜”
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 14¾” or 1ft 2¾”
Height from floor to bottom of side rails = 20.2cm or 8”
Side rail depth = 17.2cm or 6¾”

Mattress Dimensions:
Mattress length (max) = 197.5cm or 77¾” or 6ft 5¾”
Mattress width (slats) = 123.5cm or 48⅝” or 4ft 0⅝”
Mattress width (including side rails) = 134.4cm or 54⅞” or 4ft 4⅞”

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 (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.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

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.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

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.

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Object Condition

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.

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