Also known as the Lord Mountbatten tester bed in Burma, the poster bed was popular in the early 19th century in southeast Asia. The bed features Sheraton-inspired four vertical posters on four corners, flute detail poster accented with straight reeds and twisted reeds.
- State-owned plantation harvested wood
- Natural rattan skin wicker headboard
- Available in any Standard mattress size, and custom mattress size
- Various finishes methods and colors
- Overall dimension 201 x 225 x 215 cm. Custom size allowed.
Lord Mountbatten tester bed
The poster bed has been around for centuries, its bring grandeur characteristic and warmth to the bedroom. The bed has a vertical column in each corner to support a canopy or simple rails that connect four posts at the top. The canopy is used to hang a curtain, to keep out the mosquito or other insects.
Being a symbol of luxury and comfort for more than 3 centuries, the poster bed design is available in various styles from classic period to simple plain modern furniture design. The antique poster bed in the 16th century and earlier is highly ornate, large four columns support a rectangular panel at the top. The 17th century and later used rounded posters decorated with vertical and spiral reeds.
Our Raffles poster bed is a replica of Lord Mountbatten (1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma) tester bed, the bed features fluted posts on four corners, a finial decoration topmost section of the post locking the horizontal rails, straight reeds decorated the top sections, and spiral reeds on the lower section. Each section of the post is separated by cylindrical rings.
British classic poster bed comes with a plain wood canopy for curtain hanging fixed on top of the poster, fastened with wooden finial decorations. The bed frame is available in standard and custom sizes with solid wood or caned headboard.
Our builder handcrafted of plantation-harvested teak solid wood, the bed has four vertical columns on each corner to support curtain rails. Plain wooden rails connected all four posts, fastened with screws and bolts decorated with a wooden finial. Colonial style turning four posts decorated with vertical reeds at the top and twisted reeds at the bottom.
Rattan woven headboard framed with plain solid wood, the top frame rounded and reeded. Wooden slats mattress support, plain aprons, and legs, edges decorated with 5mm grooves and turned feet. The bed frame shipped in the flat-pack, tenon, and bold fixtures to ease the assembly process
Sustainable solid wood
The piece is made of solid teak wood that is harvested from a sustainable timber plantation on Java island. Perhutani, an Indonesian state-owned company responsible for the sustainability of teak timber. The company manages the planting and harvesting the teak timber, the planting and felling cycle is strictly regulated. None of the teak timber is felled before the replacement is planted.
We kiln dry the teak wood into 12% moisture contents to ensure it can stand through seasons without warp and crack. Handcrafted using time-tested traditional furniture construction and joinery. Although the piece looks rustic with minimum craftsmanship, it was made with our best craftsmanship and equipped with modern furniture hardware.