The Beds Are Finally Here!

18/07/13 5:09 PM


Gates Antiques

12700 Old Buckingham Road • Midlothian, Virginia • 23113-2818


After what seemed like forever, our final beds, mattresses and box springs have all made it!

We are now one step closer to being ready to open!


Early Eastlake High Back Walnut Queen Bed with a Latex Foam Mattress


The Foot Board is just a beautiful as the Head Board!


The detail of this bed is just amazing!


The Conway Room now has a Tempurpedic Mattress on its Rare 1830 Acorn Poplar Tester Bed!


And we have a new piece in the Conway Room! It is a 172o High Boy Chest!


With a secret drawer!


The Turner Room now has its 1860 Half Tester Bed with a Latex Foam Mattress. The Half Canopy was don’t delivered so the seamstress can make the curtains for it.


The Head Board is so beautiful!


And the Turner Room may have a new piece soon! This is an Early 1800s Baltimore Sattee. It is believed that Jerome Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, proposed to Betsy Patterson on it. We are discussing the purchase.

But we think it would be great in the “Bridal Suite”.

What do you think?


The Madison Room has its Tempurpedic Mattress now too!

We also received 16 pillows for the bedrooms

4 for each room – two sets of High Profile and two sets of Low Profile

We are getting excited! Opening day is coming soon!

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Posted by Michelle Darnell | in Darnell History | 19 Comments »

19 Comments on “The Beds Are Finally Here!”

  1. Terry Says:

    I think that piece would be perfect in the bridal suite. I love the beds

  2. June Welch Says:

    Everything seems to be coming together. I know you are getting really excited. The furniture is just
    beautiful – all of it!!

  3. Thank you! We are getting excited! We can’t wait to have you and Bill here soon!

  4. jamieaaron03 Says:

    I love the beds !

  5. Thank you! You should try laying in one! They are so wonderful!

  6. Glenda Says:

    Wish I could be there to help you make up the beds — I love making beds pretty! The beds are gorgeous and the sattee, too!

  7. I wish you were here! I could use all the help I can get! 😉

  8. beetleypete Says:

    Beautiful beds, and they complement the rooms and house so well too. Great to see you still doing so well, after all this time. Regards as always from England. Pete.

  9. Thank you Pete! We are getting the finishing touches done so we can get the doors open!

  10. I agree, the sattee belongs in the bridal suite, everything looks wonderful!

  11. Thank you so much! I think it is going to work there. Especially with its history!

  12. David Says:

    The tempurpedics are probably more comfortable than the lumpy mattresses of those days. 😉

  13. The mattresses in those days would have been hay or goose feathers. Talk about bed bugs!

  14. You need a few beautiful patchwork quilts to go on those lovely beds.

  15. We are working on that! In fact we have two people coming to see me this week! We can’t wait!

  16. I’m looking forward to seeing the photos of them.

  17. I will get them out as soon as we get them!

  18. Lovely! I am a quiltmaker so I will be very interested to see what your ladies come up with.

  19. I’ll post it as soon as I can!