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Sleigh Bed - Mahogany Sleigh Beds, French Furniture, Sleigh Beds Mahogany Desks

For the Finest selection of French furniture design Lit Bateau sleigh beds welcome to THE ISLAND FURNITURE CO website where you will find our latest collections of sleigh beds, french furniture and matching bedroom furniture in solid mahogany and solid oak.

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The Island Furniture Co is the leading supplier in UK of fine mahogany furniture using solid woods and traditional handcrafted methods and finishes. Our finest examples are the wooden sleigh beds. We use only the best grade wood and our polishing process which is done by hand is regarded as the one of the finest in the industry. We take great care in our choice of wood to ensure uniformity in colour and our hand polishing process ensures a beautiful finish that will last for years. Should you wish to see a wood and colour sample please call our office and we can send colour sample boards by post for each range.

We have being selling sleigh beds for the past 10 years to both the trade and the public so we have extensive experience in providing the best quality and service to our customers. Indeed we have customers that continue to add to their collection from years previous showing that our quality and service does not change. You can trust the quality of our wooden Sleigh Beds and furniture with every piece in each collection matching in colour and grade of wood.

You can buy with confidence from The Island Furniture Co.

For orders placed by telephone, fax or internet we offer an exclusive 8 day money back guarantee from date of purchase. Should you find our wooden furniture is not for you, simply ring us with your invoice number so we can process the return of the order. All transactions are subject to our terms and conditions of sales

The Island Furniture Co is an established furniture supplier to both the public and trade sectors, offering beautiful ranges of contemporary and classical designs. We have being established for over ten years supplying furniture in solid mahogany and solid oak finishes , from traditional ranges to the most stunning and sumptuous French style beds in the Louis Philippe, Louis XV and Versailles style of furniture. Most of our ranges are of French design - e.g. sleigh beds, day beds, four posters and are made by hand using traditional methods and not mass produced. The standard of carpentry and the hand finishing and polishing on our sleigh beds is regarded as one of the highest in the industry. We are actual manufacturers of sleigh beds so all our sleigh beds are made by ourselves. Because we manufacture sleigh beds we can offer many of our items in bespoke sizes and colours, for example Emperor size , which very few suppliers in the country can offer. Our clients include interior designers, contract furnishers, hoteliers, and the general public.

SLEIGH BEDS - French Furniture Design

Sleigh beds originated in France circa 1850 in the Louis Philippe era of French furniture design. Called Lit Bateau beds in France (meaning boat beds) these sleigh beds were very ornate featuring curved and scrolled headboards with matching footboards. This particular design of Lit bateau bed also became popular in America during this period where they became known as sleigh beds.

Mahogany Sleigh Beds

Mahogany, being a very staple wood has being traditionally used in the manufacture of classic furniture. It is easy to carve, has fine grain texture and is very strong and stable.
All our wood comes from renewable sources and we try very hard to minimise the carbon footprints we leave.

Four Poster Beds

These designs were originally the preserve of kings and emperors! Popular since before the Elizabethan age, their design changed with the times: ornate in the 16th century, plain in the 18th century, and a rich but restrained neoclassical style in the 19th century. We do reproduction models of Elizabethan right through to modern minimalist designs


Our range of sleigh beds vary from minimalist to rococo designs, from simple lines right through to heavy carvings. Traditionally sleigh beds were usually stained dark but nowadays with the trend towards lighter rooms we offer lighter colours to match.


We do all our ranges of sleigh beds in Kingsize, which is 5ft wide by 6' 6" long. This is the measurement of the mattress so please add approx 6 inches extra to length and width to take in the design profile of the bed.


All our beds are made of solid wood, which means 100% wood; we do not use MDF or veneers anywhere in the construction. Most of our sleigh beds are made of mahogany including Chantilly range which can be finished in Ivory, white French furniture, or traditional mahogany colour.

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