Over 200 Designs

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

Bedstead of the Time of King James 1st

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


Bedstead of the Time of King James 1st. 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.

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Richly carved oak four poster bed with arcaded back and bulbous carved supports circa year 1615.

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

Richly carved oak four poster bed with arcaded back and bulbous carved 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.

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Circa 1580 Oak Four Poster Standing Bed

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At Moreton Corbert Castle, Shropshire England

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.

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Oak Four Poster Bed Circa 1540. Property of a Gentleman, Gloucestershire, England 1914.

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Drawing by Victoria Josephine de-Vann

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.

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Richly carved oak four poster bed circa 1626. From Dordect at Rijks Museum, Amsterdam.

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Richly carved oak four poster bed circa 1626. From Dordect at Rijks Museum, Amsterdam.

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

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A Four Poster Bed with Candelebra form Corinthian Columns

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

Four Poster Bed circa 1540.

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

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