Dating an antique brass bed

dating an antique brass bed-55

Also on hand was an iron twin bed that needed work. Donation of $1.50 benefits the Organization of Rehabilitation Through Training.

The bed, $400, as is, had a 5 1/2-foot-tall headboard that arched in the middle, and elaborate castings of flowers and scrolls at the joints of the narrow vertical rails. Sandblasted and repainted in white, the bed would cost $675. Thursday and Friday - Show and sale of antiques, Woman's Club of Maplewood, 60 Woodland Avenue, Maplewood.

The bed, which cost $1,400, had narrow, round vertical rails and 1 1/2-inch-diameter round corner posts that were five feet high and capped with fat round balls.

The footboard, of equal height, bulged in an outward curve.

Painted another color, or lacquered in the original pewter color, it would cost $700.