1/48th kit Fairy/Tonttu 4 poster bed, quarter scale
This 1/48th scale bed can be decorated in any fashion/style. This version is designed for your Christmas fairy or tonttu/elf.
There are several versions of the bed to give an example of what can be done.
1 bed, flat packed in kit form for you to decorate yourself. Fabric not included.
I combine postage, so please send me a message to discuss.
Throughout its long history, the four-poster bed has always been a sign of style and wealth. In medieval and Renaissance times, the bedsteads were hugely coveted, and any merchant who had one in his house was doing very well for himself. Royalty and members of the nobility had extremely opulent four-poster beds as a matter of custom, which were made according to the specifications of each individual owner. It’s no wonder that bedchambers were at the centre of court life.
Though its exact origins are unknown, it’s thought that the four-poster bed originated in Austria before migrating to England, where it grew in popularity; the first records and descriptions of four-poster beds date to the late 14th or early 15th centuries. The style began simply: prior to the four-poster version, beds were often no more than a hard board covered in fur or quilts. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why the four-poster bed became the most coveted of luxuries.
Canopies were first added to beds in the 13th century, with an upper area, also known as a tester, suspended from the ceiling. Gradually, the canopy came to be supplemented by side curtains. Supported by beams built into the bed frame itself, and voilà – the four-poster bed was born.
Designed and laser cut by Raptoor.