Louis Philippe flame mahogany sleigh bed
Having book matched flame and figured mahogany veneers overall, also to the rear of the head and foot ends.
The bowed head end having an applied shaped back board above a biedermeier style shaped horizontal double mould.
Note: the book matched flame mahogany veneers are continued entirely through the panels and mouldings, even the circular columns flanking the ends are matched.
The bowed foot end having a scrolled top with circular turned ends and mother of pearl matched centres. Above applied mouldings and a heart shaped centre panel, again all with flowing matching flame veneers, flanked by turned columns with ball shaped finials.
The shaped moulded side support rails concealing the fitted sprung wire mattress base with the makers stamp attached. Resting on turned fluted legs.
The space for a fitted mattress is 182 cm x 91 cm, allowing for the interior columns to the foot end that protrude about 5 cm from the rectangle.
France first half 19th Century.