Seller: 7076judy (266) 100%, Location: Glastonbury, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 162276060231 Details: Antique Brass & Cast Iron Bed Originally bought from a Sussex antique shop back in the 80's, this adorable bed (probably Victorian or Edwardian?) has proved a popular addition to my parents home for many years. Their children, and then their grandchildren, have squabbled every Christmas over who gets to sleep in the brass bed! This is a very sturdy and comfortable bed (subject to your choice of top mattress, of course). Unlike many antique brass beds, it has all the parts, including the base, and there is an optional nearly-new mattress (for free, if you want it). It has been well looked after, in a clean, dry, warm, smoke-free, and pet-free home. Sadly, with down-sizing, this bed now needs a new home to love it. Description:It takes a 4' wide (approx 122cm) by 6'3"(190cm) long mattress, so makes a great double for a small bedroom, occasional guests, or as an extra-wide single in a teenager's room. The legs have their original wheels. The base is quite high off the floor which makes it ideal for under-bed storage: some nice suitcases or baskets look the part! The bed comes apart in sections: bedhead and base, two side rails, and the padded base, which folds in half for easy transportation and to get through awkward doors and up stairs. There is a nearly-new mattress, open-sprung, that has only been used by guests, which is available with this bed (free of charge) if you would like it. Condition: It is probably over 100 years old and has the patina and dings to prove it. All of this only adds to its charm and authenticity. The brass knobs are hollow, and all have the odd dent. One of the knobs comes off, so you may want to glue it on. It has never bothered us, so we will leave that up to the buyer. The brass-covered and glossy-black enamel bars have the odd chip and scratch. The padded base is old (1960s?), but not as old as the bed. It has a pretty calico cotton covering. If you look closely, it has the odd light stain (nothing unpleasant) and hole consistent with its age. It is well finished underneath with hessian.Please look at the photographs for more details. This bed is for collection only:If you would like to arrange collection by your own courier, please be aware that it is non-returnable. We are not responsible for its delivery or condition on arrival. If you have any questions, please get in touch. I'm happy to help you with any queries.