Antique King Size French Louis Philippe Period Mahogany Bed, Circa 1850

2612-136 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

Headboard measures 55H x 83W x 3D; Footboard measures 41.5H x 83W x 3D; Rails 81L

Location: Baton Rouge


$5,440 $6,800

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This superb Antique 19th Century Louis Philippe King Size Bed exudes an elegant, yet unpretentious impression ~ so characteristic of the Louis Philippe style. Crafted from fine Solid Mahogany, the beautifully molded chapeau gendarme crests of the headboard has been topped off with a handsome cartouche finial. The oval panel of the apron is flanked by two curvilinear raised panels, whose lines are echoed in the molding below. The side rails boast the same decorative treatment as the apron, providing a cohesive look, while the legs have been carved with a cartouche that complements that of the crest, terminating in padded escargot feet.

Louis Philippe ruled in unpretentious fashion, avoiding the pomp and lavish excesses of his predecessors and antique French furniture of that era reflects the austerity of the period. Abandoning the elaborate and carved elements of past French styles did not mean that French would depart from quality and superb craftsmanship in furniture, art or architecture. Louis Philippe period antique furniture is a true expression of the conflicts in the time when the regal authority was restored with restrained elegance. 

Expertly converted in house to accept King Size Mattresses!

Nancy, France. Circa 1840s.

Headboard measures 55H x 83W x 3D
Footboard measures 41.5H x 83W x 3D; Rails 81L 

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