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Half Tester Bed – Spotlight

23 March 2017

What is a Half Tester Bed?

The Half Tester Bed differs from the traditional and more popular Four Poster canopy bed because only the headboard is featured on the canopy. Hence the ‘half’ name. Four Poster Beds have the canopy attached to both the head and the footboard. The bed has posts on each end. This allows for the function of the sleeper to be fully enveloped by a curtain.

Canopy Beds are traditionally used to help retain heat and maximize privacy. They came into fashion in early Medieval Europe primarily for their functionality rather than their style. Keeping warm and secure was very important at night and such beds were commonly a sign of wealth and affluence. Large heavy and highly embroidered curtains adorned both sides. Canopy beds make wonderful statement pieces of furniture in a modern home. They are often seen as being a more romantic and stylish form of bed. Traditional wooden canopy beds are often ornately carved and decorative items of furniture though plainer more contemporary styles have become very popular in recent years.

Half Tester Beds at Lock Stock and Barrel

At Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture we have a few gorgeous examples of traditional Half Tester Beds in both solid Mahogany wood and Walnut. Our beds are made of the finest quality materials and feature hand carved detailing throughout. Bespoke options are available.

The show stopping Antique Reproduction Half Tester is very ornate in a gold leaf finish with exquisite hand filigree carved decoration. The posts have stunning pillar detailing. The bed is intentionally over the top in typical French renaissance style. Made from solid high quality mahogany wood. The bed is also available in a more subtle traditional wax finish.

Antique Half Tester Bed

Antique Half Tester Bed

The other bed we currently have at Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture is slightly more understated. The Hampton Half Tester Bed is an elegant Walnut piece which is part of our large Hampton Walnut Range. The bed is still intricately carved and decorative but slightly less ornate because of the traditional wax coloured wood.

The bed is handcrafted from solid Mindi wood with Burr Walnut veneers applied by skilled craftsmen. Other items in our Hampton Range compliment the bed perfectly.

Hampton Half Tester



Mahogany Sleigh Beds – Spotlight

21 March 2017

Mahogany Sleigh Beds

Brodsworth Lit Bateau Solid Mahogany Sleigh Beds


Thought to originate from as early as the Roman period the sleigh bed’s popularity rose during the French Empire period. With its elaborate and distinctive style the bed became a status symbol of well to do Victorians. Sleigh beds were historically constructed from wood. We have carried on this tradition with our range of ethically sourced solid mahogany and burr walnut beds.


The sleigh bed’s distinctive scrolling curved shape looks very elegant and brings a touch of class to any bedroom.  A real design classic the sleigh bed works equally well in a traditional or contemporary bedroom and remains a firm favourite with many of our customers.


Our impressive collection offers a choice of styles to fit effortlessly into any bedroom.  Our traditional solid mahogany sleigh beds come with a choice of high or low footboard.  The low footboard version is one of our best sellers and is perfect for smaller bedrooms or taller customers!

Another option is the rattan sleigh bed which features rattan panels in both the headboard and footboard. The antique white version of this bed is very shabby chic and perfect for your boudoir!

Another of our best sellers is the Sleigh Day Bed which features a hideaway second bed (or trundle) making it perfect for a child’s bedroom or guest room.

Our most impressive sleigh bed is an antique reproduction of the French Brodsworth bed inspired by Louis Philippe Lit Bateau. The original bed can be seen at Brodsworth Hall in South Yorkshire. (Our version of the bed is pictured above).

All of our sleigh beds are available in waxed mahogany or an antique white paint finish. They are available in double, king size and super king size. (The Day Bed is only available in 3’ single).

If you prefer burr walnut the Hampton sleigh bed with a choice of high or low footboard is a good option. Alternatively the Spire High End Sleigh Bed is a more contemporary choice.


Davenport Desk – Spotlight

17 March 2017

The Davenport Desk is a compact traditional English writing desk with a distinctive shape.

History & Style of the Davenport Desk

All existing evidence states the Davenport Desk is named after Mr Captain Davenport but hardly any information exists on the mysterious man. Captain Davenport commissioned the specifications from Gills of Lancaster and London, an English furniture making firm in the 18th century. The Captain requested a desk small enough in stature to fit on board a ships cabin. The increased popularity of the Davenport through to the next century ensued its success.

The shape is distinctive because of the marriage between a hinged school desk top and a pedestal side desk configuration. The top makes it ideal for writing on because of the steep incline and sitting position. Writing equipment can also be kept inside the storage compartment which is accessible by lifting up the hinged writing top. Pigeonholes and small drawers usually feature as the desk itself is small so storage space is needed. Davenport desks often came equipped with a built in inkwell, further emphasising its use as a writing desk.

A Davenport Desk is traditionally made of solid mahogany wood. But desks are also often made of rosewood, cherry and walnut. Many antique desks feature intricate carvings and detailing popular in the period. The front legs of the desk are thick and usually decorated. Decorations include animals, flowers and swirl designs. The legs are usually curved in a cabriole style. Some examples of Davenport Desks feature castors & small wheels making the desk easy to move round a room.

Davenport Desk’s from Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture

Antique examples are expensive and very collectable. The Davenport Desk is still a very popular style of writing desk and reproductions are readily available, ours being of the highest quality.

The desk featured on our website is available with a luxurious leather topped hinged workstation. The leather is available to order in a choice of brown or green. Sourced from sustainable plantations our solid mahogany wood desks are of the highest quality. There are 4 drawers down the one side of the desk and a pen box on the top. These storage areas are ideal for storing stationary and knickknacks. Hand crafted with dovetail joints the drawers are finished with solid brass swan shaped handles.

The front legs are elegantly curved and have traditional ball shaped feet. Beautiful flower detailing is present on the legs. These are decorative but not ostentatious. Other items of office furniture present on our website would compliment the desk perfectly such as one of our smart office chairs or bookcases.

As usual we offer a popular bespoke option for all of our furniture items such as size, colour finish and drawer features. This gives our customers a wonderful range of choice and confidence that the item will be right for them. Many companies do not offer this bespoke service and we are very proud to. We are also proud to provide free UK mainland delivery on all items which brings the cost of items down considerably.

Davenport Desk




Stylish Mahogany Side Tables

15 March 2017

Here at Lock Stock & Barrel Furniture we have a wide range of solid mahogany side tables. There are many options of finishes, shapes & sizes. From the classic traditional styles we are known for to more contemporary pieces.

Side tables are both practical & aesthetically pleasing items of furniture to invest in. All homes benefit from having side tables as they are generally small items of furniture designed to fit into small spaces such as halls & beside chairs.

Smaller side tables are often referred to as lamp tables as they make great stands to hold them. Matching lamps on matching side tables make a great room feature & help distribute light. Many homes do not have the space to accommodate a large table so a number of side tables make a great alternative.

Our side tables are made with function & versatility in mind. Many feature useful drawers & low shelves to further exploit their space saving properties. They are finished with a range of different handles, either wooden or solid brass. A few of our side tables also feature tops made of different materials like glass & marble. These are wonderfully luxurious items in particular our marble tops.

We also stock a number of small mahogany side tables which come as a set designed to fit under each other for easy storage. These nests are brilliant occasional tables. They can be hidden when not in use & their multiple sizes make them ideal for different tasks & placements. These tables are very popular.

All features can be customised at extra cost for each customer so you will receive a truly bespoke item. You may want a different shade of wood, different handles or the item made to measure so it fits to your perfect specifications. At Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture we pride ourselves on being able to provide quality items of furniture with bespoke options available.



New items by Frank Hudson – Spire

6 March 2017

We have some beautiful new items of furniture available from Frank Hudson on our website. We will be stocking 3 elegant ranges with furniture suitable for the bedroom, living room & dining room.

The Frank Hudson Spire range features traditional Walnut items with classic panelled detailing in a pale blonde coloured finish. This manages to look both traditional & contemporary as the colours are fresh & light. All items are handcrafted from the finest quality Mindy Ash solid wood with Walnut inlays.

An unique oval carving is present on all furniture legs in the range; as well as dark solid brass pull handles on all drawers & cupboards. Rattan detailing & cream upholstery is also offered on all seating products in the range. This creates consistency when items are paired together & gives customers the option to buy a full room set for full coordination.


Be Organised – Its Spring Cleaning Time!

21 February 2017

That’s right Spring is nearly upon us so its time to organise and clean things up in the home!

What better way to start the coming Spring Season than to own one of our exquisitely carved mahogany desks. These desks are both practical and stylish and are available in a number of bespoke finishes and measurements to suit any setting. The bespoke service we offer on our desks always proves to be popular with clients as they can customise the furniture to suit their needs. For example if more drawers are needed or different style handles are favoured then we can provide these options for customers. The bespoke choices we can provide really are limitless.

Two beautiful desks we have in stock at the moment include our mahogany knee hole desk (wooden top) and our mahogany single pedestal desk (with stool).

These desks are both compact and unimposing making them ideal desks to fit in any small space. To save space the stool which comes with our single pedestal desk is designed to slot underneath when not in use.  This makes it ideal as a small dressing table for a bedroom. These desks are versatile and useful both featuring a number of drawers finished with brass swan handles; perfect for all your storage solutions. As with all of our furniture both are traditionally crafted and handmade from solid mahogany. The drawers have dovetail joints and panelled sides are present on both desks.  The desks are ideal in the home for work or recreation and many of our other mahogany pieces would compliment them. beautifully.




New Year Competition! – Win a Mahogany TV Cabinet

28 December 2016

And the Winner of our New Year Competition is …… Francine from Lincoln.

Congratulations Francine your Widescreen TV Cabinet will be with you shortly.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter our competition and better luck next time x


We received such a fantastic response to our Christmas Competition

that we have decided to have a …..

This time the prize up for grabs is a solid mahogany Widescreen TV Cabinet.

This is one of our most popular TV cabinets and features a central shelf for your

freeview player, satellite box, etc and 2 useful cupboards to hide away your clutter!


Visit our Facebook Page for your chance to win 

Just like our Facebook Page and answer the question correctly to be in with a chance of winning. The competition closes at midnight on 31 January 2017 – Good luck!




By entering the prize draw you declare that you are aged 16 or over and that you agree to the terms and conditions detailed below.

Terms and Conditions:

New Year Competition – We are giving one lucky person the chance to win a solid mahogany Widescreen TV Cabinet. Simply answer the question posted on our Facebook Page and like our Page to be in with a chance of winning.

The Organiser – The organiser of this competition is Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture Limited, Unit 3 Lower Road Trading Estate, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2DJ. The competition starts on 28 December and ends at midnight on 31 January 2017. One winner will be chosen at random from the selection of valid entries. Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture Limited will not sell or share your data with any other company unless authorised to do so. The prize winner will be responsible for ensuring they have read, understood and accepted the terms and conditions of the competition.

Entry Criteria – Just answer the question posted on our Facebook Page and like our Page. By entering the competition you are confirming that you have read and accepted these terms and conditions. All entrants must: Be aged 16 or over; Be a resident of the UK; One valid entry per person only.

The Prize – The competition prize is a solid mahogany Widescreen TV Cabinet. The prize will include free delivery to an address in mainland UK. Please note that we will only delivery to mainland UK for the avoidance of doubt this does not include Scotland or Ireland.

Competition notes & exclusions – Use of false entry details will disqualify entrants from the draw. There is no purchase necessary. No cash alternative will be available. No alternative TV cabinet is available. This competition is not open to employees or friends and family members of Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture.

Upon the closure of the competition – The winner will be announced within 3 days of closing date. The winner must confirm acceptance of the prize within 7 days of the winner being announced. Prize must not be sold on for a profit.

Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture Limited reserve the right to use your name in post competition promotions on social media including Facebook and Twitter.

If there are any further enquiries, please contact Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture Limited via email at [email protected]

(This promotion isn’t sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter in any way.)



Competition Time!

20 October 2016

Congratulations to Andrea from Yorkshire

who was the lucky winner of a Sleigh Bed in our …

Christmas Competition



17 June 2016

Here at Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture we have a small selection of products which can be used as useful steps. These are handy to have in any house when you need to reach anything not quite in reach up high.

All of these traditional style items are made of solid mahogany and available in a number of different finishes. Our Step Chairs are the most versatile product as they have a dual purpose. They can be used as both an occasional extra chair and also a practical step ladder. This can simply be folded out and so requires no dismantling. We also have a traditional Bedstep which is ideal for some extra assistance getting into large traditional style beds that are on platforms. Our other product is our traditional Library Steps which can be used for reaching books on shelves or indeed any other item in the home. All of these products are beautifully traditional in design and wonderfully crafted. They are ideal for every day use or indeed just for extra decoration.

PicMonkey Collage steps


Social Media Updates

14 June 2016

Here at Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture we sell beautiful traditional and reproduction mahogany and walnut furniture at affordable prices. All of our items are handmade and intricately carved using traditional methods.

We have started to branch out our social media reach by setting up some new accounts and using our existing ones more frequently. Social media is a wonderful marketing and information platform for any business to connect with customers and we intend to use these as much as possible.

Please follow and friend us on our accounts.