Of all bed sizes the King-sized bed is probably the most popular today. However, while the name may suggest a long heritage stretching back to Medieval royalty, sadly this is not the case. Instead, the standardized King and Queen sizes and names were thought up by clever marketers in the American Bed industry during the 1950s.
Historically although many beds were a similar range of sizes, there was little need for exact identical measurements until the mid-19th Century when standardized sprung box mattresses first appeared. Today it is easy to purchase bed bases intended for antique beds, so the age of the bed is not a barrier. Instead, you can be confident that an antique King-sized bed will be of fantastic quality and visual appeal as a large bed was always a mark of luxury. From Four Poster Beds or Half Tester Beds to Grand Iron and Brass beds there is a timeless appeal to large antique and vintage beds which make them dominate the room yet remain perfect for practical daily use.
At LoveAntiques you will find an impressive selection of antique King-sized beds as well as elegant vintage examples for all your sleeping requirements.