ABOUT ME

My name is Elena. I love the items I buy and spend many hours bringing them back to life so they look stunning in your house.

I hope you enjoy them too.

ESTABLISHED 2004

Where we buy

Paris oil painting

We source our antique & vintage stock from all over France but mainly South West.

  • Vintage and antique French beds
  • Original French oil paintings
  • Decorative French interiors
  • Classic antique French mirrors
  • Vintage French lighting

We make regular trips to France throughout the year to buy from our trusted contacts. We have purchased from a wide variety of places, from barns and chateaux to street markets and antique shops. All of our finds have a story to tell, and we would love to hear them. But now it’s your turn to create your own story with our furniture.

French Henry II Style Double Bed

Our items are all vintage or antique, and most date from 1900 to 1970. We are passionate about finding unique pieces that will add character and style to your home.

We specialise in supplying new slatted bed bases for a variety of antique beds. If your bed is a standard or odd size, new or old, we usually have a product to fit.

Bed bases for antique beds

Feel free to contact us and make use of our experience fitting bases to our French antique beds over the last 20 years.

Where we sell

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we have many unlisted items in stock. Many of our items sell before they reach our website, so do contact us.

We have also been advertising on eBay since 2005, our auctions include items which do not appear on our website.

You can view our eBay auctions here:

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ALWAYS SOURCING NEW ITEMS

Reviews

Trustpilot The French Bed Company

As well as our unsolicited testimonials which can be reviewed below, you can also view our new Truspilot account here

  • And our eBay feedback here:

Testimonials

Product: 185cm Adjutable Slatted Bed Base  

Big thanks to Ayden for sending these photos of his van conversion project, with newly installed bed using our 185cm long adjusablte slatted bed base :-)  We look forward to seeing the finished van one day ! You can read his review via Trustpilot here.

Van Conversion Bed Van Conversion Bed

Ayden, May 2024

Product: Antique French King Size Bed  

From the first phone call to delivery Elena’s service was outstanding. We were encouraged to view our prospective painted vintage French bed and found the online photos were a perfect illustration of it in reality. It fitted into its new surroundings perfectly. [ Review via Trustpilot ]

Customer photo of sold king size antique French bed

Carole, January 2024

Product: Adjustable Bed Base

Hi Elena, Just wanted to say a huge thanks for all your help with the slats. Here’s a photo of the bed back together. Thanks ever so much. We wouldn’t have been able to re-use my grandma’s bed without the slats so we’re over the moon.

Adjustable Bed Base Testimonial January 2024

Rebecca, January 2024

Product: Adjustable Bed Base

Hi Elena, I  thought you would like a photo of the great mattress support, it worked a treat. Satisfied Customer! 

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Mike, January 2024

Product: Adjustable Bed Base

Hi Elena, As promised, attached are some photos I took at the weekend showing before, during and after putting the base in. Hope they maybe useful.I decided to leave the original slats in place, I could have taken them out, but it would not have lowered the base that much. The small extra height was not a big deal and the original end slats (moved a little) provided the support for the new base all the way across at the head and foot (hope this makes sense). Our mattress is small double (4ft / 120cm wide and standard length). 

Matthew, July 2023

Product: 1950s Tapestry of a French Ballerina

After a long journey, the dancer is finally on the wall and I’m so happy with her!!

Product Review 

Lisa, May 2023

Product: Adjustable Bed Base

You’ll be pleased to know we’ve had brilliant success with the slatted bed frame. It fitted perfectly inside our antique bed. For now, here are a few photos of how we got on. Many thanks for your help & fantastic customer service :)

Product Review

Myra, April 2023

Product: Antique French 4ft Refurbished Bed Frame

I am so happy with it; it looks beautiful in situ! Thank You. 

Customer Review 

Sophie, March 2023

Product: Adjustable Bed Base

You email is very timely as I have just fitted it. I’m so pleased with it, such a clever idea. We didn’t want to get rid of the old bed which has been in the family for many decades. Now it has a new lease of life.

Peter, March 2023

Product: Adjustable Bed Base

Hi Elena, bed slats arrived and fitted perfectly thank you. I have finally a usable bed.

Aimee, July 2022

Product: Adjustable Bed Base

Hi Elena, The adjustable bed based arrived today. I’ve been to the lumber yard for the wood braces and to Screwfix to get a circular saw. I followed your advice of making the central wood supports about one centimetre shorter and it’s worked like a charm. Everything is now in place and the bed is finally firm and comfortable! I only wish I had contacted you a long time ago. Count me as a very satisfied customer! I don’t remember seeing any reviews on your website, but I would be delighted to write one if you’d like. But, for now, I’m off to bed and looking forward to a good night’s sleep. Many thanks to you!’ 

Bruce, June 2022

Product: Adjustable Bed Base

I spent this morning assembling my old Vono bed frame, then fitting the bed base. I followed your instructions, including making wooden struts to cover the nuts in the original steel side bars of the bed. The slatted bed base fitted well on top of these and I now have a very comfortable bed with oak head and foot boards. I am extremely pleased with the result, as it has revived the bed for a very reasonable cost and a moderate amount of assembly effort. Thanks again for your excellent bed base,

Andrew, April 2022

Product: Adjustable Bed Base

Hi Elena, I am a bit late replying but many thanks for the bed base which was exactly what I was looking for. Arrived safely on time and yes it went up the winding staircase with no problems. I was surprised that the slats become rather widely spaced at the ends but it works OK for me. The cable ties work fine but I also found an old roll of heavy-duty, thick, black, double sided sticky tape – a piece under each mounting point completely avoids any risk of sliding and eliminates any metal to metal contact which might eventually squeak. It makes a very comfortable bed – I have spent too much time over Christmas just lying on it. Thanks again.

Roger, January 2022

Product: Adjustable Bed Base

Good Evening, Bed frame arrived today and is a perfect fit! Many thanks.

Evelyn, January 2022

For more reviews and customer pictures follow this link to our En France page.