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There's nothing that surpasses the romanticism of a Tudor or Elizabethan oak four poster bed, particularly those with hand carved linenfold or parchemin panels, ornate tester ceilings and other 15th, 16th century and 17th century (Jacobean) decoration. Unfortunately, few actual examples survive in their original format. The Victorians loved to cut them into pieces and re-build them, often using components from other pieces of furniture, known in the trade as 'made up'. The other drawback is that old beds, even the Victorian versions, rarely suit modern mattress dimensions, particularly king and super-king sizes.
Which is where we come in.
Numerous clients have come to us to capitalise on our renowned design, manufacturing and finishing expertise. In a bespoke made piece, we can eliminate the above drawbacks and, if nothing else, get round the aversion some of you may have, of sleeping in an old bed. Just too spooky!
Almost all the examples featured in this category have been custom made for our clients and range from simple plain panelled tester beds to lavishly carved 4-posters. Some have been adapted from the originals we've made, again to suit that clients particular requirements, and of course you'll have the opportunity to get us to add the odd personal touch.
As with all our beds, they dismantle for easy transportation and access up often tight and awkward staircases. If access is particularly tight, just let us know and we'll make sure to build it so you can get everything into your chosen bedroom. Moreover, as our beds need to be assembled in a specific way, our prices include for us to come to your home and carry this out. All part of our unbeatable personal service*
...and, as with all our furniture, you can be assured that your new, but authentically old looking, oak four poster bed, will be of the highest quality, English craftsman handmade, and beautifully finished.
Mr & Mrs Bijnen-Bensdorp from Belgium say: "At Early oak they listen to what you want. They think with you and make it possible...We got indeed our unique, made to size, first quality, true four poster bed including the soul that we had been looking for. I am convinced that after 400 years this bed will still be there"
Mrs Hughes from Surrey says: "...having now had the four poster in use for 10 days or so I can say that I am really very pleased with it. Thank you."
Mr Kingsley from Oxford says: "The bed looks wonderful, and the sleep I had on it last night was brilliant. Really pleased with the work you did."
*Prices include delivery/installation within a 100 radius of our Sussex showroom, in mainland England. We are happy to install outside of this area but this may incur an additional charge.
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All our prices include VAT and free mainland England delivery. Details here of our UK and overseas delivery service
Easy ways to place your order and pay...
1. You can simply place your order here on our website by using our intuitive selection boxes (on any of our product pages) and then continue through to your basket page (you'll need to register with us first - see 'Login/Register'. This will then take you through to the secure server of WorldPay, where you can pay your deposit for bespoke pieces, or full payment for accessories.
2. Alternatively, you can email or phone your order through, or visit us personally at our showroom. Click here for contact details. We accept BACS transfer, cheque, credit card or debit card payments.
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