My bed for an empire...
A bed stripped to its essentials: this is minimalism.
The dream of the eternal virgin.... (so clean that men are prohibited)
A well made contemporary version of the traditional bed, sometimes known as a "lit bateau," or boat bed.
A beautiful art nouveau bed designed by Louis Majorelle in 1902.
Known as "le lit nenuphar," or the waterlily bed.
The bolster pillow is oh so typically French!
What's a beautiful bed without comfortable linens...
hand embroidered pure linen sheets, simply the best of the best
( anti-allergenic and 100% organic to boot! ).
An American four poster bed
"Lit � la polonnaise," a bed with a round fabric dome and elaborate upholstery details. King Georges IV of England acquired such a bed for his private residence, Carlton House, in the 1780s .
In the middle ages individual sleeping rooms were non-existent. More often than not, even the bed was shared by several people. If by chance you�ve read Tristan and Iseult you may remember that Tristan slept in the same room as the king and his wife. Surrounding a bed with curtains was a way to not only protect from the cold but also to insure a bit of intimacy. This kind of decoration later evolved into a sign of stature.
Empire bed in mahogany.Baldaquin in hand printed 18th c. fabric from the famous Nantes manufacturer Petitpierre.