Antique Beds

Antique Beds from LoveAntiques

Antique Beds

Love Antiques carries a wide range of antique beds for sale, made from antique pine to cast iron and brass with intricately designed vintage bed frames UK artisans would be proud of.  
Are you looking for a simple style bed, or a more regal style? Take a look at the gallery of photos and find a bed which suites your bedrooms style and size. Use the filter to sort vintage beds for sale according to price (high to low, vice versa), recently added, and sold items for a quicker and more convenient shopping experience. Or, take advantage of the sidebar menu where antique beds for sale are arranged according to popular searches by material, by type, by period, and by origin. Whether you're looking for a day bed, pine beds, or Art Deco beds, Love Antiques has a huge selection of vintage beds to chose from.  

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Handsome Victorian King Size Half Tester Bed from Bedsteads

Handsome Victorian king size half tester bed in lovely good original condition in traditional black with very attractive and individual brass decorative detail in foot end. This lovely bed ...
Handsome Victorian King Size Half Tester Bed from Bedsteads

£2,750

$3,612 €3,267

Classic Victorian 6ft Super King Size Brass & Iron Bed from Bedsteads

Classic Victorian 6Ft super king size brass and iron bed with decorative brass faces in the foot end and brass rails, collars, knobs and knees. The bed has been professionally ...
Classic Victorian 6ft Super King Size Brass & Iron Bed from Bedsteads

£2,750

$3,612 €3,267

Nice Irish 5ft All Iron King Size Bed from Bedsteads

Very nice Irish 5Ft all iron king size bed with pleasingly simple flowing lines and good detail in decorative castings. Joints have been checked for good fit and rails adapted ...
Nice Irish 5ft All Iron King Size Bed from Bedsteads

£1,495

$1,964 €1,776

The Most Spectacular Winfield 6ft Super King Size All Brass Four Poster Bed from Bedsteads

This is the most spectacular Winfield four poster all brass bed we have ever had. R.W.Winfield was founded in 1829 at Cambridge Street, Birmingham and specialised in decorative metal beds. ...
The Most Spectacular Winfield 6ft Super King Size All Brass Four Poster Bed from Bedsteads

£22,250

$29,228 €26,429

Pretty French  Day Bed from Bedsteads

Pretty painted French day bed with naturally aged original paintwork and cleaned original fabric in good condition. Fluted columns and carved decoration. The original paint work has been cleaned and ...
Pretty French  Day Bed from Bedsteads

£675

$887 €802

Pretty Forged Iron Double Bed from Bedsteads

Pretty Portuguese forged iron double with aged brass knobs. Simple curves and pretty forged floral central casting. Fully restored with side rails checked for good fit and adapted to support ...
Pretty Forged Iron Double Bed from Bedsteads

£895

$1,176 €1,063

Pair of Fench Directoire Syle Single Beds from Bedsteads

Very nice pair of French Directoire style beds with turned columns and simple carved details. Lovely original eau de nil paintwork with rich blue detailing. Paintwork has been cleaned ...
Pair of Fench Directoire Syle Single Beds from Bedsteads

£1,195

$1,570 €1,419

Handsome Pair of Irish No End Singles from Bedsteads

Lovely hand finished pair of iron single beds suitable for mattress size 90cm x 190cm. The beds have been professionally adapted and restored as a pair of no ...
Handsome Pair of Irish No End Singles from Bedsteads

£1,250

$1,642 €1,485

Tudor Style Super King Size Mahogany Four Poster Bed from Rettendon Antiques

Tudor Style mahogany super king size four poster bed in very good condition, with a very nice carved headboard with carved detail to sides and foot board with turned columns ...
Tudor Style Super King Size Mahogany Four Poster Bed from Rettendon Antiques

£2,000

$2,627 €2,376

Super Pair of Single Brass Beds by Heals c.1880 from Fernyhough Antiques

A great pair of single brass beds by 'Heals and Son' each with spring bases and excellent quality mattresses, overall in great original condition You are free to view this item ...
Super Pair of Single Brass Beds by Heals c.1880 from Fernyhough Antiques

£995

$1,307 €1,182

Antique Napoleon III Day Bed For Re-Upholstery from Harmony Antiques

19th century French Napoleon III day bed, chaise longue for re-upholstery.
Antique Napoleon III Day Bed For Re-Upholstery from Harmony Antiques

£345

$453 €410

Lovely Simple King Size French Iron Bed from Bedsteads

Lovely simple king size French iron bed with lovely individual aged brass decoration. and good definition in the joint castings. The bed has been professionally restored with corners checked for ...
Lovely Simple King Size French Iron Bed from Bedsteads

£1,650

$2,167 €1,960

Fine George III Chinoiserie Four-Poster Bed Firmly Attributed to Gillows from Wick Antiques Ltd

A fine George III Chinoiserie four-poster bed firmly attributed to Gillows, the faux rosewood front posts turned and reeded above urn supports and square section legs, the cornice parcel-gilded and ...
Fine George III Chinoiserie Four-Poster Bed Firmly Attributed to Gillows from Wick Antiques Ltd

£36,500

$47,946 €43,356

Lovely French Bed c.1900 from Sussex Antiques and Interiors

A very pretty French bed, totally original decoration and in excellent original condition. Dating to around 1900.
Lovely French Bed c.1900 from Sussex Antiques and Interiors

£900

$1,182 €1,069

1910s Brass & Iron Bed Painted Black - Check Sizes from Pughs Antiques

1910's Brass and Iron Bed Painted Black Frame No Base. - Check sizes. 53.5"W(163cm) x Rails : 71"L (181cm) inside and 78"L (198cm) end to end x Headboard : 54.5"H(139cm) ...
1910s Brass & Iron Bed Painted Black - Check Sizes from Pughs Antiques

£325

$427 €386

Wonderful Mahogany 5ft Tester Bed c.1860 from Fernyhough Antiques

A wonderful mahogany 5ft Victorian half tester bed, in excellent condition with gold drapes. Curved base. You are free to view this item at our showroom by appointment, we are open ...
Wonderful Mahogany 5ft Tester Bed c.1860 from Fernyhough Antiques

£1,400

$1,839 €1,663

Antique English Oak Kingsize Four Poster from Rawlings Antiques

Fine Quality Antique english oak Four poster bed constructed of solid oak through out with fine panelled back and canopy with turned front columns. The bed will accept a standard ...
Antique English Oak Kingsize Four Poster from Rawlings Antiques

£2,950

$3,875 €3,504

19th Century Campaign Bed from Millers Antiques

Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique iron and canvas campaign bed with the original wooden box. The box is stamped J. R. Gladstone, Coldstream Guards.
19th Century Campaign Bed from Millers Antiques

£540

$709 €641

Pretty French Caned Double Bed with Original Aged Paint from Bedsteads

Pretty French caned double bed with naturally aged original paint work and very pretty carved floral details. Please see close up images to be able to appreciate the intricacies of ...
Pretty French Caned Double Bed with Original Aged Paint from Bedsteads

£1,495

$1,964 €1,776

Elegant French King Size Upholstered Bed from Bedsteads

Elegant attractive French king size upholstered bed with original naturally aged green paint work. Frame has been lightly cleaned and waxed to preserve. Joints checked for good fit and ...
Elegant French King Size Upholstered Bed from Bedsteads

£1,395

$1,832 €1,657

Very Handsome Carved Solid Walnut Double Bed from Bedsteads

Very handsome French carved walnut double bed with fluted columns and fielded panels with exquisite carved foliate decoration on footboard and impressive crest in headboard. The bed has been professionally ...
Very Handsome Carved Solid Walnut Double Bed from Bedsteads

£1,650

$2,167 €1,960

Very Nice Victorian Brass & Iron Double Bed from Bedsteads

Very nice Victorian brass and iron bed with love;y original naturally aged brass. Cast joint details at head top of head and footboard have brass faces. The side rails have ...
Very Nice Victorian Brass & Iron Double Bed from Bedsteads

£1,250

$1,642 €1,485

Pair of Antique Burr Walnut Single Bed Headboards from The Antique Shop

Pair of Antique Burr Walnut Single Bed Headboards. This wonderful pair of figured walnut single bed headboards have a shaped top with carved shell detail to the centre and carved ...
Pair of Antique Burr Walnut Single Bed Headboards from The Antique Shop

£345

$453 €410

Lovely Victorian Brass & Iron Bed from Fernyhough Antiques

A very pretty 19th Century Victorian antique brass and iron double bed with original Hipnos bed base, in very good condition. You are free to view this item at our showroom ...
Lovely Victorian Brass & Iron Bed from Fernyhough Antiques

£895

$1,176 €1,063

Art Deco De Coene Freres King Size Bed & Matching Bedsides from Bedsteads

Fabulous Art Deco walnut and Lemon Wood king size bed with matching pair of bedside cupboards made by De Coene Freres Belgium. Quarter veneer walnut with Ebony geometric stringing decoration ...
Art Deco De Coene Freres King Size Bed & Matching Bedsides from Bedsteads

£4,950

$6,502 €5,880

Super Wide Super King Size Solid Walnut Bed from Bedsteads

Super wide super king size solid walnut bed. Lovely quality on very good condition. We have cleaned and waxed to preserve. Possible for 2 x 100cm wide x 200cm long ...
Super Wide Super King Size Solid Walnut Bed from Bedsteads

£2,750

$3,612 €3,267

Carved Oak Double Bed C.1895 from Wildwinds Antiques

Superb Breton carved oak double bed, good oak colouring carved panels with a nautical theme. serpent images carved on the top of the headboard flanks,floral or shell carvings to the ...
Carved Oak Double Bed C.1895 from Wildwinds Antiques

£575

$755 €683

Beautiful and Unusual Hand Forged and Painted Wrought Iron French King Size Bed from Bedsteads

Beautiful and unusual hand forged and painted wrought iron French king size bed. Suitable for king size mattress 150c x 200cm. Wonderfully made with near identically forged spirals. Long arms connect the ...
Beautiful and Unusual Hand Forged and Painted Wrought Iron French King Size Bed from Bedsteads

£3,250

$4,269 €3,860

Good Quality Simple All Iron Double Bed from Bedsteads

Very good quality simple and individual all iron double bed. Suitable for standard double 4'6" x 6'3" / 135cm x 190cm mattress size Low foot board ideal for smaller room ...
Good Quality Simple All Iron Double Bed from Bedsteads

£1,150

$1,511 €1,366

Absolutely Stunning Original European King Size Gilded and Painted Wooden French Bed from Bedsteads

Absolutely stunning original king size gilded and painted wooden French Bed. Beautifully carved Blossom flowers on head and in foot elegant overlapping leaves adorn the edges. The bed has been professionally cleaned ...
Absolutely Stunning Original European King Size Gilded and Painted Wooden French Bed from Bedsteads

£3,750

$4,926 €4,454

Buy an Antique Vintage Bed from Love Antiques Today!   

Love Antiques provide clients with vintage beds that are beautiful to look at and functional to use. All our vintage beds for sale are well-preserved in their original condition, which guarantees a great investment on your part.  
 
When you buy antique beds from Love Antiques, there are several things to remember:   

  • Limited number means higher value 
  • Age can influence value and price 
  • Verified original pieces will always cost more 
  • Original condition and good quality make the perfect combination  

Scarcity is what drives the cost of antique beds for sale. If there are only a few original antique iron beds on the market, expect to pay a higher price. Buy it from Love Antiques and you’ll get the best value for your money. And if you’re going down the investment route, this means increasing your potential profit margins for any future resale.

Antique Beds Shopping Guide 

Some of our vintage beds date as far back as the 14th century, with the four-poster bed or tester bed as the main attraction. Often made from solid oak, some beds feature fluted balusters and carved figures. If an antique bed or day bed bears such decorative touches, it will fetch a handsome price, even if it's from the 16th or early 17th centuries.  
 
Age or period is just one of the factors to consider when you shop for an antique bed, however. You also need to think about the price, material, type, and which features suit your preferences.  

Different Vintage Bed Frames with Many Different Styles and Features  

Love Antiques make it easier for you to buy good quality vintage beds by categorising them based on type. Below is a brief overview of the more popular pieces.  
 
Antique brass beds debuted in the 1820's in Britain and are characterised by scrolls, curves, and florals on the headboards and footboards. A brass bed can be a Victorian bed or an Edwardian bed, with the latter featuring designs that are softer and more elegant with fluid lines and headboards that are more feminine. Vintage bed frames from the UK gained popularity over the years and are now highly-priced. 
 
French beds are some of the rarest in the bunch because only a few types are for sale, although there are beds that are more attainable. If you buy antique beds as an investment, you should buy a French bed with a lit-en-bateau (boat bed) style.  
 
Louis XV and XVI style French beds are much easier to acquire and are not as expensive.  

Antique beds made of cast iron used to be easier to collect and are inexpensive. Price has increased, however, what with the scarcity of original antiques. Love Antiques sell antique brass and iron beds at competitive prices. Simply browse through the iron beds for sale for the best selection.

Our Unique Vintage Beds for Sale Come in Many Different Shapes and Sizes  

It’s important to understand that a majority of vintage beds for sale are not built to modern standards. In the early to late 1800's, the largest bed being made is a double or full bed. There's also the twin size and 3/4-size bed, which is between a double and a Twin.  
 
King and Queen sizes did not appear until the early 1900's. So expect a few vintage pieces to measure differently than what you’re accustomed to today.  
 
There’s a perfectly good explanation for why some antique beds for sale have smaller dimensions. Back in the 1800's, people were much shorter. The issue of warmth is also one reason that iron beds are smaller. This encourages two people to sleep on a single bed and four people on a double bed to stay warm.  
 
Love Antiques, however, carries vintage beds in King and Super King sizes, so unique dimensions should not be a problem. Just make sure the bed you buy fits your bedroom with enough room to move around.  

High Off the Ground Vintage Beds   

Cold drafts are closer to the ground, while warm air circulates closer to the ceiling. This is why an iron bed when fully dressed could be 36 inches or higher to the top of the mattress. Iron beds and a majority of vintage beds may not be as high but there's a connection between the two. It goes back to warmth.  

Ready to Buy Antique Beds?   

Now that you know what to look for in antique beds for sale, buying one should be quick and easy. Love Antiques takes the hassle out of the process with our online store that is easy to use and navigate.  Look for vintage pieces in good quality. Whether featuring a simple or Art Deco style and a retro bed frame UK buyers love, you’re sure to find the antique bed that you’re looking for. Not sure what you’re looking for? Give Love Antiques a call at 020 8045 3745 and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with information about cast iron and brass beds, those made of antique pine, and other products on sale.