King Edward I’s Medieval Bedchamber, Tower of London
Working closely with the research teams at Historic Royal Palaces, Stuart Interiors were commissioned to re-create King Edward I’s Medieval Bed Chamber in St Thomas’ Tower at the Tower of London, as it might have appeared during his reign in the 13th century.
With little evidence of any furniture this early we conducted detailed research to create an appropriate design for King Edward’s bed. Looking at early historic documents, the design emerged from arcade detailing on the early medieval chair at Hereford Cathedral. We also supplied specially woven carpets, bed furnishings, wall hangings, ironwork, ceramic jugs and X-frame chairs.
These rooms are among the most decadent at the Tower and give a fabulous insight into royal medieval life.
- Historic research and expertise, commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces
- Specialist knowledge of furniture and furnishings from the Medieval period
- Design and manufacture of historically accurate furniture pieces, including King Edward I’s Tester Bed and X-Frame stools
- Research, design and manufacture of bespoke textiles for the Tester Bed and wall hangings
- Project completed on time and on budget
- Now enjoyed by over two million visitors annually
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