Seller: regentantiquesuk (2,746) 100%, Location: London N4 1BX, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 302384424828 OUR LONDON SHOWROOMS OPEN MON to FRI 10am - 5pm And Alternate Saturdays Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Huge Super King Mahogany Four Poster Bed With Silk Canopy This is an exquisite bespoke mahogany Four Poster Bed bed with silk canopy available for delivery in October. It has a beautiful flame mahogany headboard and four wonderful reeded columns which are surmounted with ormolu Capitelli. A lot of intricate detailing has gone into the creation of this stunning bed. The silk canopy has been beautifully hand made from pleated silk and would be wonderful to gaze at when in bed. Sleep Royally in this beautiful super king size Four Poster!! Mattress: Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 * Ruby Damask * Orthopaedic · * High Quality Woven Damask Fabric · * Extra Firm Mattress · * Deep Quilted Border with Air Vents · * Several Layers of Quality Filling · * 12.5 Gauge Orthopaedic Open Coil Spring Unit · * 9 Gauge Steel Wire Rod Edge Frame Condition: New, it comes complete with a brand new, unused, mattress and a fabulous pleated silk canopy. Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Dimensions in cm: Height 235 x Width 226 x Depth 214 - Bed Width 183 x Depth 198 - MattressDimensions in inches: Height 92.5 x Width 89.0 x Depth 84.3 - Bed Width 72.0 x Depth 78.0 - Mattress Flame Mahogany Thomas Sheraton - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany." The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree. Ormolu (from French or moulu, signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze.The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as gilt bronze. The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or fire-gilding, in which a solution of nitrate of mercury is applied to a piece of copper, brass, or bronze, followed by the application of an amalgam of gold and mercury. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object. No true ormolu was produced in France after around 1830 because legislation had outlawed the use of mercury. Therefore, other techniques were used instead but nothing surpasses the original mercury-firing ormolu method for sheer beauty and richness of colour. Electroplating is the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used on silver, to produce silver-gilt (also known as vermeil). Our reference: 03795 Image gallery Take a tour of our London showrooms Write to us: Regent Antiques Manor Warehouse 318 Green Lanes London N4 1BX By Underground: Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. By road: There is car parking available on site. Payment Pay with your credit card through PayPal. Please make all cheques payable to "Regent Antiques." Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11 Shipping and returns We ship worldwide. Postage and packing for: Mainland UK: £175.00 European Union: Postage and packing charges upon request North America: Postage and packing charges upon request (Please note that this is in Pounds Sterling, not US Dollars) Rest of world: Postage and packing charges upon request If you require shipping to a location for which a shipping charge is not provided, please ask for a quote prior to bidding. Williams and Hill Forwarding is our preferred shipping agent for our valuable and fragile furniture items delivered within the UK. After you purchase, we will make all the arrangements to get your item to your door. Stephen Morris Shipping is our preferred specialist for delivery outside of the UK. Increased shipping costs incurred when purchasing additional items are generally quite low. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply. In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item. The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition. Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses. Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.