Classic Four Poster Beds


 

Classic Designs and Construction of the Four Poster Bed through 4 Century's Tudor Interiors (Tudorbethan) Period

Bedstead at the Time of King James 1st Drawn and Engraved by Henry Shaw 1830

Bedstead at the Time of King James 1st. Drawn and Engraved by Henry Shaw 1830
Reference Number: 4PBWEB3

The elegantly designed bedstead of the Time of King James 1st shown above is in the possession in 1830 of Sir Samuel Meyrick of Goodrich Court, Herefordshire, England. This four poster bed design is available from Crown Guild Craftsmen handmade and hand carved at an affordable price.

1916 Drawing by Victoria Josephine de-Vann Property of a Gentleman, Hereford, England

A 1916 four poster bed drawing by Victoria Josephine de-Vann. Property of a gentleman, Hereford, England
Reference Number: 4PBWEB201

The richly carved oak 4 poster bed shown above has an arcaded back and carved bulbous supports, circa year 1615. Our ancestors have from earliest times bestowed great attention upon their 4 poster beds lavishing great attention and spending more money and time on the design, detail, construction and carving of their 4 poster bed than any other item of furniture.

This four poster bed design is available from Crown Guild Craftsmen handmade and hand carved at an affordable price.

At Moreton Corbert Castle, Shropshire England

At Moreton Corbert Castle, Shropshire England
Reference Number: 4PBWEB100

Oak four poster standing bed Circa 1580. Four Poster Beds between 1500 and 1550 the wooden framework of the bed was taking on a new importance. The wooden paneled headboard had come into use. Replacing the fabric celure at the headboard. The oak of which it was made was often imported from Scandinavia and as this timber was also used in the paneling of the walls and ceilings the headboard was generally known as the wainscot. So because similar panels were used in sealing the roof or wall the four poster bed was called a “sealed bed" in the Elizabethan period. At first these beds were confined to the wealthy, but soon they were introduced to the homes of yeoman farmers. They remained popular until the middle of the seventeenth century and were known at the time as “sealed beds" “posted beds stead's" or “wainscot beds". The term four poster bed was not used until the nineteenth century.

This four poster bed design is available from Crown Guild Craftsmen handmade and hand carved at an affordable price.

Drawing by Victoria Josephine de-Vann

Drawing by Victoria Josephine de-Vann
Reference Number: 4PBWEB202

Oak four poster bed circa 1540. Property of a gentleman, Gloucestershire, England 1914. This four poster bed design is available from Crown Guild Craftsmen handmade and hand carved at an affordable price.

Classic 4 poster bed

Reference Number: 4PBWEB101

Richly carved oak four poster bed circa 1626. From Dordect at Rijks Museum, Amsterdam. This 4 poster bed design is available from Crown Guild Craftsmen handmade and hand carved at an affordable price.

Four Poster Bed with Candelebra form Corinthian Columns by Peter Flotner Germany (Nuremberg)

Four Poster Bed with Candelebra form Corinthian Columns by Peter Flotner Germany (Nuremberg)
Reference Number: 4PBWEB8

Four Poster Bed circa 1540. This four poster bed design is available from Crown Guild Craftsmen handmade and hand carved at an affordable price.