This photograph shows an 18th century carved and painted four post
bedstead which was in Bedroom 15 at Willersley Castle at the
time of the sale of the house contents.
The bedstead had "cluster
bamboo style columns and trellis-pattern square bases, the
canopy with imitation bell pendants, floral chintz curtains
and valance, 5 ft. 6 wide, a Heal's folding box spring mattress,
a wool mattress, a feather bolster and two down pillows".
Also for sale in the same room was a blue sateen eiderdown,
a printed cotton coverlet and three blankets. Amongst the furniture
in the room were chests and dressing tables by both Chippendale
and Sheraton, as well as an Adam mirror, and the catalogue also
mentions the "Brussels blue ground carpet".
Of interest to the web mistress and others is the wallpaper. We
would like to hear from any Wallpaper manufacturers who might have
sold wallpaper to the Arkwright's of Willersley Castle (see link
in the footer below).