Antique french upholstered corbeille bed with a curved rounded mattress

Rounded, shaped or curved mattresses for French beds.

Antique french beds often require a mattress that is rounded or shaped, to fit a curved headboard or footboard. French Corbeille beds have a footboard and headboard that are both curved and therefore need a mattress to be rounded at each end. Demi Corbeille beds have a curved footboard and a flat headboard, so the mattress only needs to be rounded at the foot end, but may also be of a non-standard size. Capitone beds are not rounded, they have a flat headboard and footboard, however they are still often of an unusual size.

With their elegant frames, beautiful upholstery and intricate carving, these beds really benefit from a mattress that has been made to measure and fits properly. A standard size mattress forced into place will often rub against the fabric of the bed and will also be restricted and not move as designed.

Our mattresses can be made with rounded corners and to any length, width or depth, so that they fit the bed perfectly, (we can even add cut out corners if required) and they are available in a choice of comfort levels and coverings. Please see our mattress page for more about our range.


Shaped made to measure mattressfitted on a curved corbeille bed

Antique wooden french corbeille bed with bespoke rounded mattress and base

Odd size or unusual shape mattresses for French beds

Antique French beds can be a little tricky to measure and may require a template for any curves that are needed on a mattress or bed base. Please see our guide, How to measure your antique bed and our YouTube video Measuring an antique french corbeille bed for a base and mattress for help with this.

Bed bases for antique French beds

It is very common to see antique French beds for sale with a footboard, headboard and side rails but without a base. We can provide a replacement base for any French bed, built to its individual requirements. For more details please see our bed base page or contact us

A mattress base with cut out corners to fit a french bed

A rounded corner of a mattress base for an antique french bed

Catherine Leigh beds, made to measure bed bases and mattresses for antique beds.

  • All handmade in the U.K.
  • Meet all current U.K safety standards.
  • We can work with you to design any size or shape of mattress.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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