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Great Bed of Ware

Design Style: Tudor Jacobean (1465-1625)
Reference No.: E4P05

Product Dimension:

Name Price
4 ft 6 £7,257.60
5 ft £7,862.40
6 ft £9,072.00
6 ft 6 £9,408.00



(UK Country Code 44) (0)1278 424 246

(USA Country Code 1) 8666159239


(UK Country Code 44) (0)1278 424 266


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History and Detail

The most famous Four Poster Bed is the Great Bed of Ware, which can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. This was probably made for Sir Henry Fanshaw of Ware Park in about 1611. But by 1612 it had been transferred to the White Hart Inn, Ware, Hertfordshire. It was moved from inn to inn in the town until 1669. when it was removed to Rye House, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. It is 10 feet 8 inches (3.25 metres) square and stands 8 feet 9 inches (2.67 metres) high, (the Guild craftsmen make your four poster bed to the size you specify) and, according to Sir Henry Chauncey's History of Hertford (1700), bedded six citizens and their wives from London Such a size was not unusual: the royal 4 poster beds of King Henry VII. King Henry VIII and King Edward VI was quoted as being II feet (3.35 metres) square when on display at Windsor in 1598. (Soft furnishings are not included in the price).

Standard Dimensions

Total height - 7'1" or (2m15cm)
To fit UK Size 4’6” wide 6’6” long 
(Standard English double or 1m 36cm wide x 97.5cm long)

As the bed is made to order, we can make the bed to take (fit) any UK or American or European size mattress or bed base.

Height of Bed

There are three mattress height options

1. You can place a Divan base and mattress inside the bed frame so that it sits directly on the floor.

2. We can provide you with slats (as an extra cost option of £70), which are laid across the two side rails to support the mattress.

You can have the slats as in option 2, and put a Divan base and mattress on top of these to give a traditional height.

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