Monday, 24 August 2009

French beds...

There is just something about antique french beds that I love. I love the crests on the beds and each one seemsm to have its own story.

I love them painted and unpainted.......

I love the side rails and I adore the carving on the bedheads.

I also love the capitone/corbeille louis style padded beds.......

Infact I think that it is safe to say that I just love french beds and everything about them.

A demain
L x


  1. Beautiful!
    blessings on your week.
    Barbara jean

  2. Gorgeous! - I want one. x Suzi

  3. Ooooh me too.....I love image 3 especially!

    Hope you are well, have a good week :)

  4. Yes , I also have a passion for those beds!
    Do you know the Belgian Company Massant?
    They make some beautiful reproductions of Louis XV and Louis XVI


  5. I love French beds too!
    Happy new week!

  6. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous
    One for each style. Certainly one of my weaknesses. I have somthing similar to #2 but would love either #1 or #3.

    Thanks Leeann
    Have a great week.

  7. It's so hard to find these beautiful beds in Australia but I won't give up! Leigh

  8. The carving is so architectural, the second picture reminds me of the details you see in archways and Columns.

  9. What beautiful French beds! I have an antique French bed in rosewood that is from about 1910 and a little night stand that goes with it too. The top is similar to the middle one in the first photo. I love the carvings too! Thank you for sharing such lovely photos!

  10. Picture 2 for me! I love the almost architectural quality

  11. I think that it is the great attention to detail which makes these beds just so fabulous.

  12. I don't think that I like them....I KNOW that I LOVE them...they are gorgeous, each and every one...I could make room for any of them. XXXX

  13. The french beds are so wonderful. And the pictures in black/white are so gorgeous.

  14. Oh, I can see why you love french beds, they are lucious! I would love to have one of those. Hugs, Cindy S

  15. I love French daybeds in living rooms.

  16. If you would be so kind as to send one on to Seattle for me, I would be forever grateful~ You can go ahead and pick one out for me - I am completely confident in your choice...

    They are incredibly gracious and so beautiful - what I wouldn't give for one of those in my bedroom...

    Have a lovely week,

  17. Tres delicieux, molto delizioso. Love black and white Ciao Rita

  18. Hi Leeann,

    I love them too and all the ones you have shown.
    We have a shop that imports beds from France and they have some beautiful headboards, even though I might say they are very pricey.
    The problem is that a lot of them are not King or Queen size and seem to be a double bed size.
    I wonder if you seen any larger headboards, that would fit a King size bed?

    Enjoy your week

  19. I think my heart just those beds!

  20. Oh those French beds are all so fab...I love them white.

  21. "Ditto"...I was lucky enough to find a bed that had a large enough headboard and footboard that it could be made into a king size bed . The side boards were salvaged and extended to accommodate the larger mattress. This larger size is rare--I looked 7 years for it. Thanks for sharing the name of the Louis style padded beds. This is my new favorite.


  22. Carolyn, You are so right about the size, as the majority of antique beds tend to be 140 wide by 190 long and it is possible to lengthen but not to widen.

    Jermaine, you are lucky as I have been looking for a few years now and the larger beds are rare hence the reproductions are popular as they are made in the larger sizes.

    L x

  23. Me too. I would love to have a huge ornately carved headboard like that.

  24. I agree! I also love antique beds of any kind, but the French do it better ;)


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  26. OOoh,i love French beds!!! I have an antique cast iron bed i love,but might give it to my daughter so i can buy a French one some day!! I love the ones with the curved head and feet!!!
    My son is off to Paris in 12 weeks,i wonder if one will fit in his suitcase!!!

    Have a great day!!

    Lesley : )

  27. I'm not sure what's prettier, the beds or your photos! Where are these beauties?

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