bespoke gilded bed tester and curtains

The brief – copy that picture!

Our client presented us with a tear sheet from one of the home interest glossies. She was scrupulously restoring her early 19th century Grade II listed hall, and had found a look that captured the very essence of what she wanted for her the master bedroom.

The gilded bed tester, shaped pelmet and matching headboard would all need to be made from scratch. The headboard and pelmet didn’t phase us as we regularly make bespoke shaped headboards, pelmets and bed valances. However the bed tester was a little more tricky as the gilded tester in the photo was a restored antique, and though we scoured the auction houses we couldn’t find anything that quite fit the brief.

After many phone calls and hours of internet research we eventually found someone who could make up our bed tester to our exacting requirements and measurements. The tester was made to a specific depth to accommodate a linen voile curtain, dress curtains and pelmet. The headboard was made to mirror the shape of the pelmet – both of which were templated by hand by Moghul director Charlie White.

bed tester and gilded curtain pole