I just got Elizabeth's bed secondhand, but in near-mint condition. I'm so impressed with it. It's very substantial, not just in terms of size (it's BIG!, it stands more than knee-high on me, and I'm a rather tall woman), but in terms of quality of materials. The wood feels pretty heavy to me, and the pegs and holes where the frame fits together are very well-sized. The gold-tone covers for the boltholes, with their felted backings, are a nice, high-quality touch too. The bed was very easy to put together.
I too love the mattress. It's a rather coarse, linen-like material, and it has the look of an old-fashioned hand-tied mattress. Very cushy and thick. The light-blue fringed top sheet and darker-blue lace-edged coverlet are about equal-weight fabrics and they look nice together. I'm not sure what's historically accurate for the colonial period, but I wish there was a heavier-weight quilt or something to go over these. Guess I'll just have to make my own! The pillow doesn't have a separate pillow case; it's just a darker-blue pillow with the same lace edge as the coverlet. It's a nice size, though, since doll pillows often seem too small to me.
The bed's hangings were the main reason I wanted this bed; it's such a cosy thing to have a curtained bed. Unlike Felicity's bedding, Elizabeth's hangings aren't separate curtains that tie onto the frame and get covered by a separate canopy. Elizabeth's are all one piece, and it just fits over the canopy frame. I realised from the pictures on AG.com that the hangings were a print fabric, light blue with a very-light-blue floral or fern motif, but when I saw it up close I was surprised to find that the tonal difference of the pattern was more noticeable than expected. It's lovely and NOT PINK. \O/
This bed is for Julian, my first girl, who loves everything blue. She's very pleased indeed with it, and it matches her eyes!