A large range of Sleigh Beds are available from us here at Lock Stock and Barrel Furniture Ltd and we really think they are the highest quality you can buy for a competitive price!
Sleigh Beds – A brief History
Sleigh beds have been around since the early 19th century and is a mix of French and American design. The first of these were originally made for single person use and were often found in alcoves, it wasn’t until the early 1800s that we saw the first Emperor Sleigh Beds become available.
An example of a single size Sleigh Bed. Here we can see why they were popular due to how easy it was to fit them into alcoves and small spaces. (Image source: PicClick UK)
With a hideaway second bed, or trundle, which pulls out on castors making it ideal for a guest room that is also used as an office. Our sleigh trundle bed
is perfect dressed with cushions as a daybed and ideal for children who enjoy sleep overs.
Traditionally these beds were made from a hardwood such as Mahogany and indeed many still are to this day (including our own Mahogany Sleigh Beds), however later on in history other woods have been sourced due to their attractive appearance such as cherry; pine; oak and to this day walnut (Walnut Sleigh Beds are something else we provide!).
Our French Carved Mahogany Sleigh Bed is made from the finest solid mahogany and has been entirely hand carved to keep that traditional look and feel. Currently available in our clearance sale at a great price!
Our Frank Hudson Spire Walnut Sleigh Bed really does shout high end with it’s beautiful curved head and footboards. We’ve used the highest skilled craftsmen to ensure only the best quality furniture. This luxurious piece of bedroom furniture has been made from Mindi Ash wood with fantastic Walnut Veneers.
One of our bestselling beds is this Mahogany Sleigh Bed with Low footboard. Traditionally sleigh beds have large sweeping head and footboards but this bed has been popular due to its much lower profile. Giving luxury and extra space for the taller person.
As well as solid woods you can get Sleigh Beds in more modern types of material such as metal and even in some cases leather, but we think nothing beats the high quality, solid wood beds that we can provide. So while you’re here we highly recommend you head over to our website and checkout the amazing range of beds we can offer!
Information source: https://www.justbedding.com.au/blog/the-history-of-sleigh-beds/