Ophelia Grand Daybed
Ophelia Grand daybed is an incredibly handsome supersize version of our popular small daybeds. This attractive, handcrafted daybed, upholstered in classic Victorian style black and white ticking fabric, sat atop traditional turned white wash legs and castors*. Perfectly suited to both modern and traditionally styled interiors, this would make a lovely addition to the bedroom or living room.
An interesting historic fact about ticking:
Its name comes from the Greek word theka, meaning case or covering– which has been synonymous with mattresses since fabric was first paired with straw. For a decent night’s sleep, it was imperative that the straw, or feathers if you were lucky, be kept within the confines of a thick, tightly woven fabric to prevent quills and bits of straw from poking through and scratching. Thus a denim-like twill was woven and then coated in starch, wax, or soap to seal the weave even more tightly. The stripes were uniformly indigo or black, and, like a petticoat, the stiff fabric was meant to do its work beneath softer and more decorative outer layers, never to be exposed to the respectable eye. It wasn’t until quite recently in ticking’s 1,000-year history that it has seen the light of day.
*This specially custom made piece can be tailored to your specifications – so you can choose from variable dimensions (please enquire) and leg finishes (see photos listed for various options).
Pictured here with and without castors, and white washed tall legs, we can make smaller versions, and shorter legged versions too. If in doubt give us a shout!
Legs finish: Mahogany, untreated ash, white wash, black, pine
Dimensions with castors:
Seat height to floor 49cm
Seat length 142cm
Castors: Gold, silver brass or none. (NB: Castors add approx 4cm in height!)
**Also choose from any material of your choice – see Bespoke Chairs & Chaises. **Please allow up to 8 weeks for pieces to be made – please contact for further details.
All of our handcrafted seating is flame retardant to comply with UK safety standards.
**Please allow up to 8 weeks for these hand made pieces to be made – please contact for further details. (In the event of a production delay we will let you know as soon as possible.)
*** PLEASE READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS REGARDING SHIPPING & RETURNS!!! ***
Unfortunately we have to charge separately for shipping as we are a small concern, rather than a company that mass produces furniture – we do not profit from delivery charges. Please contact us directly with your postcode for an accurate quote. We will always endeavour to get the best price for you from trustworthy couriers who offer insurance in the event of a mishap in transit. The most cost effective delivery option for mainland U.K is a courier firm local to you. Alternatively you are welcome to arrange your own collection from our showroom in SW20 8JX, Wimbledon.
We do not currently offer international shipping (but are happy to work with any company that you yourself arrange).
NB: Please note that we do not offer refunds / returns on any of our handcrafted seating range as these items are all made to order. The onus is on the customer to make sure that the measurements and the fabric will fit and indeed suit your interior space. If you have any queries about dimensions please feel free to email or call us BEFORE you order a chair, we are more than happy to help in any way we can. Being a small family run shop we simply do not have the space to store returned goods that have been returned simply because a customer has misjudged their dimensions or fabric choices.