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Item 3245 by M. Markley Antiques

 

antique bed queen mattress

(scroll down for additional photos)The actual color is closer to that of the headboard but owing to flash photography it does not appear the same as the footboard. 

Item 3245

Italian Bed Suitable for a Queen Mattress

Dimensions

Width , Height , Depth  (in inches) -- Opening for mattress is 68¼ wide and 78¾ inches long

Wood

Walnut

Date

Circa 1880

Country

France

Description

We found this bed in Italy and purchased it because it would accommodate a queen size mattress without having to add extra pieces of wood and damage the overall look.  Typically, antique beds and even ones that are a mere 80 years old as this one, are far shorter and narrower than modern sleepers will tolerate.  So this bed was the ideal find.
Its overall design is architectural and evokes the Neo-Renaissance decorative vocabulary of geometric shapes and mouldings.
  Crafted of solid walnut, its rich patina and lovely color assure pride of place in a master bedroom or guest room for generations to come.

 

Reference

Quette, Anne-Marie, Le Mobilier Français Louis XIII et Louis XIV (Editions Massin, Paris, 1996); Rousseau, Francis, Le Grand Livre des Meubles (Copyright Studio, Paris, 1999)Boccador, Jacqueline, Le Mobilier Français du Moyen Age à la Renaissance, Editions d’Art Monelle Hayot (Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, 1988); Costantino Fioratti, Helen, Il Mobile Italiano (Giunti Editore, Firenze-Milano, 2004); Rousseau, Francis, Le Grand Livre des Meubles (Copyright Studio, Paris, 1999)

 

Uses

This bed comes apart into headboard, footboard, and side panels for ease of moving and re-assembling.

 

headboard of italian antique bed

detail of headboard

 

panels of headboard

 

central part of antique headboard

 

footboard of antique italian bed

 

detail of footboard of antique bed

 

footboard panels

 

side of antique italian bed

 

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