Bed Base For Antique French Corbeille Bed Frame


Adjustable width slatted bed base with a fixed length of 188cm. Width adjustable from 85cm to 156cm.

Ideal for antique French & British beds, standard & odd sizes. Great for bespoke sleeping spaces, and campervan conversions. Or simply as a replacement bed base for a modern bed.

This listing explains how to fit this bed base to an antique French Corbeille bed frame.

Packed dimensions are 85cm x 188cm x 8cm and so it is easy to store, move into small spaces eg. small staircases with limited access, and transport.

Perfect for re-use with larger or smaller beds if you change your bed frame.

See our other listings showing the same product on different antique beds.

1 year warranty. Warranty T&C’s apply.

Fitting the bed base to a French Corbeille Bed

  • The adjustable bed base ideally sits on a structure similar to that shown below:

Cross bars on a Corbeille bed

  • Some Corbeille beds already have cross bars, or brackets to take cross bars. Many have a fixed cross bar on the footboard and an L-shaped metal bracket on either side at the headboard end of the bed, similar to this one:

L-shaped bracket, typically found on French Corbeille beds

Once you have the cross bars in place

  • Simple lay the base on top of them:

The bed in the photos below is 140cm wide and takes a standard double mattress.

French Corbeille bed example French Corbeille bed example

  • Corbeille beds have a rounded footboard. As the bed base is not notched; it slides in and out, so doesn’t have to sit perfectly square. It can be stopped at one width at the top and a slightly different width at the bottom, thus fitting into the curvature of the footboard.

French Corbeille bed exampleFrench Corbeille bed example

  • On this bed the base sits aprox. 3.5cm in from the sides by the footboard and aprox. 2cm in from the sides at the headboard end.
  • Because the base is not notched it may need securing. Although, if it is within the wooden sides and resting on the cross bars, there is nowhere for the base to go even if there is a little movement.
  • If you do need to secure it, you can drill through the frame, or we can provide cable ties, free of charge. They work well, with ease, and can be hidden.


  • Length : 188cm
  • Width : Adjustable anywhere between 85cm and 156cm
  • Depth : On wooden / Corbeille beds where the frame sits on cross bars, the height of the base is 4cm.
  • Space between each slat : At the crossover 1cm rest of the base 7.5cm
  • Weight : 20kg


  • Metal frame 3cm x 3cm
  • 27 Multi-ply wooden, lightly sprung slats.
  • Dark blue epoxy paint with black polypro end caps



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