Bed thumbnail 1
Bed thumbnail 2
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
Not currently on display at the V&A
On display at Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire

This object consists of 6 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.


1838 (made)
Place Of Origin

On loan to Newstead Abbey, Nottingham.

object details
Object Type
This object consists of 6 parts.

  • Bed
  • Outer Valance
  • Yellow Braid
  • Inner Valance
  • Headcloth
  • Braid
Materials and Techniques
incised and carved oak with silk damask hangings
Brief Description
English oak bed from Mamhead, South Devon, designed by Salvin and made for the visit of Queen Adelaide in 1838.
Object history
Made for the visit of Queen Adelaide, wife of King William IV, in 1838.

Purchased in 1973 from Peter Hone Antiques, Islington.
On loan to Newstead Abbey, Nottingham.
Associated Objects
Accession Number
W.2:1 to 6-1973

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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