Posted 7 years ago
This is the pièce de résistance of my collection thus far! I've been actively looking for an authentic brass bed for a while now. The criteria: the "right style" (for me), full size (3/4 beds are a pain to fit with modern boxspring/mattress sizes), good condition (this bed has very few minor dents and will polish up splendidly!), within a reasonable pickup/delivery distance, and at an affordable price. It took two years for the stars to finally align to acquire this beauty at $150.
The bed had been sitting in a shed for a few years so I plan on disassembling all the parts for cleaning and polishing, but will allow it to gradually return to a uniform tarnish/patina, perhaps with the occasional light polish - I don't care for lacquered brass.
Surface rust needs to be removed from the rails and then I'll construct a frame to hold a modern boxspring. It's going to probably take several months of work before I'll be sleeping on it but hopefully I'll be whistling a certain Bob Dylan tune the whole time and not cursing the day I bought it!
The people I purchased it from were the 2nd owners and they bought it from the original owner, a farmer in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. They've indicated they'll send me the history of the bed as it was told to them, so I'll post that here if/when I receive it.
The bed is 54" wide x 80" long; the headboard is 55" high and the footboard is 36" high; a standard full size 53" x 74.5" boxspring/mattress will fit nicely. It weighs approximately 130 lbs (59 kg).