Press & Media


We were thrilled to be interviewed for this article on collecting vintage and antique metal beds for the Financial Times online.

You can check out Ruth Caven’s article here.

How To Spend It Financial TimesThe ‘ How To Spend It ‘ section of the features many other  contemporary, stylish and discerning ideas on how best to spend your money.

Here is our contribution, but do check out the full article.

For those furnishing compact spaces, 4ft doubles and single iron and brass bedsteads are a popular choice, says Elena Merino, owner of The French Bed Company. She deals mostly in antique French beds, believing them to be “simpler and more elegant” than their English counterparts, and says many of her clients choose them for their children. One such is Louisa Russell, a former insurance underwriter who lives in a 17th-century cottage in Hampshire. She bought three 19th-century French iron singles for her children at £399 each, which she has had painted cream. She was drawn in by their rounded edges and unique history. “I grew up with an English Bedknobs and Broomsticks-style Victorian bed, but the French equivalents are more suitable for children because the side rails are lower and they have no sharp edges.”

With special thanks to Louisa Russell, Ruth Caven and the – Elena Merino @ The French Bed Company

Our beds and interiors have featured in theatrical productions including:

  • Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House
  • Saddler’s Wells in this production of  ‘La Boheme’ [below]

Single French iron bed on the set of La Boheme







  • Television Period Drama on the BBC ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ [below]

Upstairs Downstairs








We have been publicized in various home styling magazines including Tatler. Below, The French Bed Company featured in the ‘Designers Choice’ in ‘Period Living’ and ‘Living’ Magazines.


The French Bed Company in Period Living Magazine


Living Magazine Feature


Production Props

We can supply antique and vintage French beds and interiors for theatre, film and TV productions. Please contact us, we  have many unlisted items as well as those available on our website. Items can be for sale or hire.

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