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Sculptural Brass Headboard by Luciano Frigerio, Italy, 1960s
By Luciano Frigerio
Located in London, GB
Striking sculptural headboard of cast brass on a gold-colored frame, designed by Luciano Frigerio, Italy, circa 1965. This is a stylish, and heavy piece, in good original conditi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Modern King-Size Brass Bed Headboard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique brass headboard features stylish Mid-Century Modern design and measures 78 inches wide. Unique patina adds to the vintage appeal of the piece, making it a great addition ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

  • Vintage Modern King-Size Brass Bed Headboard
  • Vintage Modern King-Size Brass Bed Headboard
  • Vintage Modern King-Size Brass Bed Headboard
  • Vintage Modern King-Size Brass Bed Headboard
H 38.25 in. W 78 in. D 1.25 in.
1950s Italian Midcentury Neoclassical Hollywood Regency Brass Bed Headboard
By Maison Baguès, Maison Jansen, Milo Baughman, Romeo Rega
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful and stylish Italian Baroque neoclassical shiny brass bed headboard frame dated around the 1950s. A great piece that perfectly adds to every home decor the typical glitz, gl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

1960s Italian Luciano Frigerio Brutalist Sculpture Bronze Brass Bed Headboard
By Luciano Frigerio di Dasio, Frigerio Di Desio, Luciano Frigerio
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful and very unusual large bed headboard by Italian all-round person Luciano Frigerio. The frame is simplistic, which seeks all the attention to the 3 cast bronze brutalist scu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass, Bronze

Solid Brass Mastercraft King Size Tall Headboard Bed
By Mastercraft
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern solid brass headboard king bed by Mastercraft with cup shape finials.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

King-Size Headboard Bed ‘X’ Pattern Walnut and Brass
By John Stuart, Janus Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern X-pattern John Stuart brass and walnut headboard bed king-size.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Walnut and Brass Bed Frame with Leather Headboard
By Stephen Kenn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rest with style in the Stephen Kenn Inheritance Bed. This minimalist variation does not feature the built-in bedside tables or bench. Beginning with an antique brass tubular ...
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2010s American Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Steel

Neruda Bed with Antique Brass Lacquer Headboard Details
Located in Porto, PT
The Neruda bed is the perfect combination of modernity and uniqueness, thanks to the particular headboard, high and padded, where the fabric joins brass, creating an extremely elegan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Lacquer, Fabric

French Bed Frame of Polished Brass with Large Headboard, circa 1900
Located in CH
Early 20th century polished brass bed with large headboard and footboard with elegant details raised on original casters. France, circa 1900.
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Early 20th Century French Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Double Bed with Decorative Headboard, 1960s
By Frigerio Di Desio
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern brass double bed with decorative headboard, 1960s Double bed in brass, headboard with repeated decorative motif. Drawing by Frigerio Di Desio, 1960s G...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Metal, Brass

Mastercraft Brass Headboard
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful brass full size poster bed with tan fabric upholstered headboard. Easy to reupholster.
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20th Century Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

  • Mastercraft  Brass Headboard
  • Mastercraft  Brass Headboard
  • Mastercraft  Brass Headboard
  • Mastercraft  Brass Headboard
H 81.5 in. W 60 in. D 1 in.
Mastercraft Greek Key Brass Vintage King Size Headboard Faux Bamboo Bed
By Mastercraft
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Wonderful vintage Hollywood Palm Beach Regency Mastercraft (tag is intact and pictured) Greek key brass king-size headboard. There is some patina and wear to vintage finish overall g...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Modern Brushed Brass Fourposter Eastern King Bed Channel Tufted Velvet Headboard
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Create a beautiful and serene bedroom with the scotch and soda four-poster bed. A brushed brass frame features strong lines that define the boundaries of your sleep space and provide...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Herts Brothers Brass Satinwood Inlay Edwardian Mahogany Queen Bed Headboard
By The Herts Brothers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Herts Brothers brass satinwood inlay Edwardian mahogany queen size bed headboard. Item features brass and satinwood scrollwork inlay, brass capped feet, rolling casters, soli...
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Antique Late 19th Century North American Edwardian Beds and Bed Frames

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Mahogany

Italian Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Brass King Size Bed with Headboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A touch of glam from the 1970s. A stunning brass king size bed with headboard, footboard, and side rails. This heavy duty brass bed was imported from Italy, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass, Steel

Modern Brushed Brass Four-Poster Queen Bed with Channel Tufted Velvet Headboard
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Create a beautiful and serene bedroom with the scotch and soda four-poster bed. A brushed brass frame features strong lines that define the boundaries of your sleep space and provide...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Modern Brushed Brass Four-Poster Cal. King Bed Channel Tufted Velvet Headboard
By Modshop
Located in Compton, CA
Create a beautiful and serene bedroom with the scotch and soda four-poster bed. A brushed brass frame features strong lines that define the boundaries of your sleep space and provide...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Orwell Bed with Capitoné Headboard and Feet in Antique Brass Color
Located in Porto, PT
Our beloved Orwell bed has a sophisticated design with the finest finishes and a beautiful capitoné on its headboard. Shown uphosltered in FT1976/11 (structure) and Milano Taupe (pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Fabric, Lacquer

Matching Pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Twin Bed Headboards Walnut Brass
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Matching pair of Mid-Century Modern Paul Mccobb twin bed headboards walnut brass. All solid maple construction, walnut finish, brass details. You are buying 2 headboards (1) pair. No...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Somnus Bed & Headboard w Flute Detailing in Ivory Boucle and Antique Brass Tint
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
Fabrics: Bouclé, jasper, novasuede, luxe velvet, deluxe velvet, velvet adamo Metals: Powder coated (black, light bronze, dark bronze), blackened steel, antique brass tint, antique b...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Art Deco Beds and Bed Frames

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Stainless Steel

Luso Bed with Upholstered Headboard and Base and Antique Brass Lacquered Feet
Located in Porto, PT
The Luso bed, upholstered in fabric with a contrasting piping detail, is a very delicate and smooth piece, featuring special details that gives it an extra charming character.‎ Avail...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Lacquer, Fabric

A 1970s King Size Headboard in Brass
Located in New York, NY
A vintage king size brass headboard, produced circa 1970s, and detailed with modern geometric oval rings, set against a highly linear frame. Overall good condition, with minimal wear...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

  • A 1970s King Size Headboard in Brass
  • A 1970s King Size Headboard in Brass
  • A 1970s King Size Headboard in Brass
  • A 1970s King Size Headboard in Brass
H 42 in. W 78 in. D 1 in.
Brass King-Size Headboard by Mastercraft
By Mastercraft, Karl Springer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A beautifully designed brass headboard produced by Mastercraft in Italy. It features heavy brass construction, Greek key design and spindles.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Charles Hollis Jones Lucite, Brass Headboard
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in New York, NY
Charles Hollis Jones glam king size headboard with rectangular Lucite pillars with beveled edges, set into a brass frame and fittings.
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

  • Charles Hollis Jones Lucite, Brass Headboard
  • Charles Hollis Jones Lucite, Brass Headboard
  • Charles Hollis Jones Lucite, Brass Headboard
  • Charles Hollis Jones Lucite, Brass Headboard
H 49 in. W 80.5 in. D 2.75 in.
Glamorous Brass King-Size X Pattern Headboard Brass Rosetts
By Tommi Parzinger, Paul McCobb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice heavy brass construction light looking X-pattern headboard.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Two Positano Series Single Beds with Their Headboards by Ico Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in Milan, IT
Two Positano series single beds with their headboards by Ico Parisi, Italy, 1959. Manufactured by MIM Roma (Mobili Italiani Moderni). Manufacturer's label. The front of the bed's hea...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass, Steel

Isaksen Bed in Walnut with Headboard - handcrafted by Richard Wrightman Design
By Richard Wrightman
Located in Long Island City, NY
A King sized Isaksen bed in Marrakesh stained walnut with full headboard. The modern campaign collection by Richard Wrightman combines the vernacular of traditional form with a mode...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Paul McCobb King-Size Brass Frame Headboard
By Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
Brass frame headboard with mahogany panels. Fully restored and refinished in dark walnut. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Paul McCobb King-Size Brass Frame Headboard
By Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
Brass frame headboard with mahogany panels. Designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. Original vintage condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Italian Single Beds with Gilt Headboard. 1960s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern pair of Italian single beds with gilt brass headboard and feet, 1960s The beds need a mattress of cm. 80 x 190 each One of the beds misses a short bar under the ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass, Iron

Vintage Mastercraft Greek Key Queen Size Brass Headboard
By Mastercraft
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage brass queen size Mastercraft Greek key headboard. Has original patina.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Walnut and Brass Full Size Headboard
Located in La Grange, IL
Mid century walnut and brass full size headboard This headboard is 56.5 wide x 2 deep x 37 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage conditi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Pair of Single Beds with Gilt Headboard, 1960s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern pair of Italian single beds with gilt headboard and feet. The beds need a mattress of cm. 80 x 190. One of the bed misses a short bar under the headboard. In c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Metal, Brass

Piet Hein Walnut and Brass Full Size Headboard
By Piet Hein
Located in Miami, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern full size walnut bed designed by Piet Hein in the 1960s. The sculptural bed frame features brass accents and a solid walnut frame. Works well with Danish...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

One Gabriella Crespi Attr Lucite and Brass Headboard
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in North Hollywood, CA
One absolutely glamorous queen size "Nautilus" headboard attr. to Gabriella Crespi. It's made of solid 3" thick diameter lucite and solid brass nautilus shells that connects lucite ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Brass Chinese Chippendale Twin Size Headboard Hollywood Regency
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage twin size headboard bed, brass Chinese Chippendale. Hollywood Regency. Some patina, tarnishing (pictured).
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Headboard of Cast Brass by Luciano Frigerio, Italy
By Luciano Frigerio
Located in London, GB
A headboard of cast brass, by Luciano Frigerio, Italy. This is a statement piece, with a simple block-like construction, which gives it a strong Brutalist feel. The upper section ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass, Bronze, Metal

  • Headboard of Cast Brass by Luciano Frigerio, Italy
  • Headboard of Cast Brass by Luciano Frigerio, Italy
  • Headboard of Cast Brass by Luciano Frigerio, Italy
  • Headboard of Cast Brass by Luciano Frigerio, Italy
H 38.98 in. W 70.67 in. D 2.17 in.
Paul Frankl King-Size Walnut and Brass Headboard
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in Opa Locka, FL
King-size headboard in walnut with brass details by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture. Headboard is being refinished.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Glamorous Lucite and Brass Headboard by Marcello Mioni
By Marcello Mioni
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Glamorous lucite and brass Headboard by Marcello Mioni. Upholstered in cream velvet. Size: Queen Made of 3" Lucite connected with brass nautilus shells.
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Italian Single Beds with Gilt Headboard and Feet
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern pair of Italian single beds with gilt brass headboard and feet, 1960s The beds need a mattress of cm. 80 x 190. One of the bed misses a short bar under the headb...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass, Iron

Pierre Balmain Headboard in Wood and Brass, Signed, 1980s
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant double bed designed by Pierre Balmain from the France, 1980s. The bed is part of the "Ambience international collection" designed by Pierre Balmain, circa 1980. The bed is ma...
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Vintage 1980s French Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Mastercraft Midcentury Hollywood Regency Brass Queen Size Headboard, 1970s
By Mastercraft
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency solid brass queen size headboard By Mastercraft USA, circa 1970s Measures: 61" W x 3" D x 79" H. Newly polished. Very good...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Decorative Brass Headboard, Mid-20th Century, Italian Modern
Located in London, GB
Decorative brass headboard, mid-20th century, Italian. Attractive piece with nice worn vintage character. There is an even aged patina to the brass which we have left unpolished; th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

1960s Fruit Wood & Brass Twin Headboards, Pair
Located in Amherst, NH
1960s pair of fruit wood and brass accented twin headboards. The headboards have 4 brass circles accenting a carved wood center piece. No marks. Original good condition. Slots for ra...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Fruitwood

  • 1960s Fruit Wood & Brass Twin Headboards, Pair
  • 1960s Fruit Wood & Brass Twin Headboards, Pair
  • 1960s Fruit Wood & Brass Twin Headboards, Pair
  • 1960s Fruit Wood & Brass Twin Headboards, Pair
H 40.5 in. W 41.5 in. D 1.25 in.
Napoleon III Style Brass and Iron Decorated King Headboard
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Napoleon III style king bed headboard is constructed of iron and bronze painted black with elaborate solid brass detailing, including filigree rosettes and pediments. The outer posts...
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20th Century French Napoleon III Beds and Bed Frames

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Iron, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Chrome King Size Headboard
By Mastercraft
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern chrome and brass possibly by Mastercraft king size headboard bed. Nice big sphere shape finials.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Fantastic Tall Brass Lattice Hollywood Regency King-Size Headboard
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic tall brass Regency modern lattice king-size headboard. This piece is well crafted and heavy-in great vintage condition. It measures 53" T x 77" L x 1.5" D.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Full Brass Headboard Featuring Gometrical FIgures
Located in Miami, FL
Mid Century Modern Full Brass Headboard Featuring Gometrical FIgures We have matching console table & nightstands
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut, Rattan, and Brass King Size Headboard
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern king size headboard USA, circa 1960s Walnut, with inset rattan panels and brass trim. Measures: 78" W x 1.75" D x 39" H. Very good original ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Hollywood Regency Queen Brass Fretwork Headboard, Mid-Century Modern Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Glamorous and striking brass plated queen sized headboard in the style of Milo Baughman. This circa 1970s head board features a shiny gold tone metal frame with intricate “H” fretwor...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Mastercraft Burl Wood and Brass Twin Size Headboard, circa 1970s
By Mastercraft
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency twin size headboard By Mastercraft Furniture USA, circa 1970s Olive ash burl, with brass trim. Measures: 41" W x 1.88" D x...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Paul Frankl Queen-Size Mahogany and Brass Headboard
By Paul Frankl
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Queen-size headboard in mahogany with brass corsets and accents by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, circa 1940s. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.  
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Mahogany

Robsjohn-Gibbings Headboard
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb headboard for full size bed. Newly restored in an expresso finish. Matching mirror also available.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

  • Robsjohn-Gibbings Headboard
  • Robsjohn-Gibbings Headboard
  • Robsjohn-Gibbings Headboard
  • Robsjohn-Gibbings Headboard
H 35 in. W 56 in. D 1.25 in.
Robsjohn-Gibbings Widdicomb White Lacquered Wood w/ Brass Accents Full Headboard
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern newly lacquered in white with brass accents Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb full-sized headboard. The headboard can also fit a queen size bed. This lo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Vintagehollywood Regency Pair of Faux Bamboo Brass Twin Size Headboards
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely pair of vintage twin size Hollywood Regency headboards. Faux bamboo brass design. Has a few minor scuffs to the original vintage finish.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

Headboard of Cast and Hammered Brass by Luciano Frigerio, Italy
By Luciano Frigerio
Located in London, GB
A mid-century modern headboard of cast and hammered brass, by Luciano Frigerio, Italy. This is a statement piece, with a simple block-like construction, which gives it a strong Brut...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Metal, Brass, Bronze

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Walnut Rosewood and Brass Headboard
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in La Grange, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar mid century walnut rosewood and brass headboard This headboard is 55 wide x 2.5 deep x 37.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we ca...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

1960s Baker French Empire Walnut Brass King Size Headboard Regency Midcentury
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Dayton, OH
French Empire inspired headboard by Baker Furniture, circa 1960s. Features a solid brass X-frame support along the top over wood columns. Made from walnut and fruitwood.   
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Vintage 1960s Empire Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Brass and Naugahyde Twin Size Headboard
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A beautiful mid-century modern Hollywood Regency twin size headboard by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. The headboard features a stunning polished brass frame and white naugahyde. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

1980's Leather buttomed headboard with brass Nail-head detail.
Located in Long Island City, NY
supple camel leather Headboard with matching buttons and brass Nail-heads.
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Late 20th Century American Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass Bed Headboard For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic brass bed headboard available at 1stDibs. Each brass bed headboard for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and wood. There are 63 variations of the antique or vintage brass bed headboard you’re looking for, while we also have 11 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a brass bed headboard — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A brass bed headboard made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. Paul McCobb, Mastercraft and Calvin each produced at least one beautiful brass bed headboard that is worth considering.

Finding the Right Beds Frames for You

We find relaxation and solace in our bedrooms, which are often the most cherished rooms of a home. Your bed and bed frame are integral to this oasis of personal comfort.

Beds and bed frames have long been an important part of the sanctuary that is the bedroom. For the upper class in countries such as England, the massive, costly beds of the 16th and 17th centuries were decorative and of the poster variety. Some were characterized by large painted wooden headboards, often made of oak, that featured ornate carvings and richly colored curtains affixed to each of the two or four posts — think of today’s sumptuous upholstered headboards as a distant cousin to these luxurious furnishings. The heavy fabric curtains were drawn across a fringed canopy to close out the sunlight that might’ve warmed your grandiose and opulent bedchambers. This feature could also offer privacy as desired, because, as we all know, a bedroom is for more than just sleeping

Coiled springs didn’t make their way into mattresses until the 1800s, which likely made for a far more comfortable night’s sleep for many. Bed frames of cast iron and brass were introduced during the mid- to late-19th century. Later, the 20th century brought with it marvelous innovations for slumberland, among them daybeds from the likes of George Nelson and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich as well as convertible sofa beds.

Today, you will find a range of beds geared toward your individual personality and preferred style of decor. When shopping for a bed and bed frame, keep in mind that you’ve got options. Sizes range from twin to California king. At 76 inches wide and 80 inches long, a king-size bed is roughly 16 inches wider than a queen-size mattress, and your bed frame will likely add two to five inches to each side. (The California king bed is 84 inches long.)

From dramatic bedroom designs to uncomplicated, minimalist approaches, the bedroom has evolved into the haven that it should be: a peaceful place of respite, where we begin and end every day. Take the time to create your very own oasis — you deserve it. Rest easy with an expansive collection of antique, new and vintage beds and bed frames available on 1stDibs.