Height 100 inches (8ft 4in) Length 91 ½ inches Width 72 inches (mattress 81 in x 68in)
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An impressive sissoo wood Anglo-Indian four poster bed, of rectangular form with a central openwork cresting, and splat, showing a naïve carving of the Coat of Arms of Great Britain, the lion and unicorn holding flags and flanking a Royal crown above an oval, all within floral scrolls and leaves, with turned spindles in the foot and head boards and barley twist bed posts, with the original steel winding key. English, circa 1840.
Footnote: The style of these bed dates from 1840 until 1947 (until Indian Independence). They were constructed for the British military and their families in India and designed to collapse and be transported easily whilst on campaign or to their summerhouses in the hills. The size, style and quality of the bed depicted the status of the occupier and were made from the finest wood usually mahogany, teak or sissoo wood (a member of the rosewood family). Teak and sissoo wood were used extensively because they only expanded and contracted minimally in extreme temperature and humidity. In addition, they were resistant to woodworm, termites, and the occasional splash of seawater.
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An impressive sissoo wood Anglo-Indian four poster bed