By Yuan Ren For Mailonline
Published: 18:23 GMT, 11 February 2019 | Updated: 18:56 GMT, 11 February 2019
An intricately carved oak bed once dumped in a hotel car park has been revealed by DNA testing as the likely place where Henry VIII was conceived.
The DNA testing was undertaken by a DNA Helix, a testing firm in Singapore who applied a method normally used to detect illegal wood logging.
This revealed that the wood was oak from central Europe and the paint contained ultramarine, a pigment more precious than gold when the bed was crafted.
The oak bed had been in the honeymoon suite of a hotel in Chester for 15 years before it was discarded and subsequently rescued by an antiques dealer.
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An intricately carved oak bed once dumped in a hotel car park has been revealed by DNA testing as the likely place where Henry VIII was conceived. The bed is described as measuring nine-feet tall, and six feet long.
Antiques dealer Ian Coulson, who has restored hundreds of such beds over the years, bought the bed online for £2,200 ($2,800) in 2010, with no idea it would turn out to be historically significant.
The bed had been left to wither in a hotel carpark in Chester, after which Mr Coulson