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Baronial Tudor

The Great Bed of Ware is shown here in Hardwood (e.g Mahogany) and in medium brown finish.

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In Situ

The Great Bed of Ware in side view

This remarkable four poster bed showing by the quality of its carved figures, and carved bulbous legs and carved bed frame shows the skill and artistry of the guilds master wood carver.

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The Great Bed of Ware in side view

Headboard Carving Details 1

The Great Bed of Ware Headboard Carving

Headboard Carving Details 2

The Great Bed of Ware Headboard Carving

Post Carving Details

The Great Bed of Ware Post Carving Details

Roof

Baronial Tudor Roof

Top Carvings

Baronial Tudor Top CarvingBaronial Tudor Top CarvingBaronial Tudor Top Carving

A Note on Four Poster Bed Sizes

We will make any four poster bed to any design or size specified by the client.

The Great Bed of Ware Four Poster Bed

Reference Number: E4P05

History and Detail

The most famous Four Poster Bed is the Great Bed of Ware, which can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. This was probably made for Sir Henry Fanshaw of Ware Park in about 1611. But by 1612 it had been transferred to the White Hart Inn, Ware, Hertfordshire. It was moved from inn to inn in the town until 1669. when it was removed to Rye House, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. It is 10 feet 8 inches (3.25 metres) square and stands 8 feet 9 inches (2.67 metres) high, (the Guild craftsmen make your four poster bed to the size you specify) and, according to Sir Henry Chauncey's History of Hertford (1700), bedded six citizens and their wives from London Such a size was not unusual: the royal 4 poster beds of King Henry VII. King Henry VIII and King Edward VI was quoted as being II feet (3.35 metres) square when on display at Windsor in 1598.

Soft furnishings are not included in the price.

Standard Dimensions

Total height - 7'1" or (2m15cm)
To fit UK Size 4'6" Wide 6'6" Long (English Standard double 1m 36cm Wide x 97.5cm long)

As the bed is made to order, any of the dimensions can be changed to your own specifications. We also make this bed to fit a standard 5' (king size), 6' (superking size) mattress and other special mattress sizes including American and European sizes.

Height of Bed

You have three options when it comes to the height of the mattress.

  1. You can place a Divan base and mattress straight inside the frame so that it sits on the floor.
  2. We can provide you with slats (as an extra cost option of £50), which lay across the two bottom rails. You can then put a mattress straight on top of these.
  3. You can have the slats as in option 2, but can put a Divan base and mattress on top of these to give a traditional height.

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UK Prices £

Wood Dimension UK Price
(VAT Included)
Mahogany 4'6" x 6'6" Please see DOWNLOAD / PRINT PRICED CATALOGUE homepage for the prices
Mahogany 5' x 6'6" Please see DOWNLOAD / PRINT PRICED CATALOGUE homepage for the prices
Mahogany 6' x 6'6" Please see DOWNLOAD / PRINT PRICED CATALOGUE homepage for the prices
Oak 4'6" x 6'6" Please see DOWNLOAD / PRINT PRICED CATALOGUE homepage for the prices
Oak 5' x 6'6" Please see DOWNLOAD / PRINT PRICED CATALOGUE homepage for the prices
Oak 6' x 6'6" Please see DOWNLOAD / PRINT PRICED CATALOGUE homepage for the prices

USA Prices $

Wood Dimension USA Price
Mahogany Size Double
54ins by 75ins
Please see DOWNLOAD / PRINT PRICED CATALOGUE homepage for the prices
Mahogany Queen Size
60ins by 80ins
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Mahogany King Size
76ins by 80ins
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Mahogany California King
72in by 84ins
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Mahogany Grand King
80ins by 98ins
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Oak Size Double
54ins by 75ins
Please see DOWNLOAD / PRINT PRICED CATALOGUE homepage for the prices
Oak Queen Size
60ins by 80ins
Please see DOWNLOAD / PRINT PRICED CATALOGUE homepage for the prices
Oak King Size
76ins by 80ins
Please see DOWNLOAD / PRINT PRICED CATALOGUE homepage for the prices
Oak  California King
72in by 84ins
Please see DOWNLOAD / PRINT PRICED CATALOGUE homepage for the prices
Oak Grand King
80ins by 98ins
Please see DOWNLOAD / PRINT PRICED CATALOGUE homepage for the prices

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Telephone
(UK Country Code 44) (0)1278 424246
(USA Country Code 1) 86661 59239
Fax
(UK Country Code 44) (0)1278 424266
E-mail
[email protected]

Please fax or email your inquiries and we will contact you by telephone. Contact us for a sample of American State by State delivery prices.

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