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Mid-Century Modern Birch Full Size Headboard Bed
By Edmond J. Spence
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Swedish blond birch wood headboard by Edmond Spence.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Birch

French Midcentury Custom Wrought Iron Bed Frame, Full Artisanal Bespoke Vintage
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous custom wrought iron bed frame with wood slats. Whimsical, freshly modern take on the grand French tradition.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Wrought Iron

French Bed Antique 19th Century Gothic Carved Oak US Full Double
Located in FR
Antique bed French Louis 19th century Gothic French bed, circa 1880 Carved oak Very good condition for its age sound and solid. with Foot board height 103 cms This bed will take a st...
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Antique 1880s French Gothic Revival Beds and Bed Frames

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Wood

Full Size Bed
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern bed frame in full mattress size. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).    
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

  • Full Size Bed
  • Full Size Bed
  • Full Size Bed
  • Full Size Bed
H 37 in. W 56 in. D 79 in.
Mid-Century Modern, Asian Inspired Full Bed, After Kipp Stewart
By Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall
Located in Buffalo, NY
Mid-Century Modern, Asian inspired full bed. After Kipp Stewart. Superior quality and construction, solid sculpted walnut. Stunning design, Classic modernist.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

Monumental Antique Victorian Carved Walnut Highback Full Bed Lincoln Style
Located in Dayton, OH
Monumental antique Victorian carved walnut highback full bed Lincoln style 112". Mid-19th century Victorian Eastlake walnut carved Lincoln style bed. Features a high back with burle...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Eastlake Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

Lane Brutalist Geometric Block Queen Full Bed Headboard, Mid-Century Modern
By Lane Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Lane Brutalist block front Queen / full bed headboard Mid-Century Modern. Item features great block front Brutalist design, beautiful wood grain, serial number #3373160, grea...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Antique Italian Neoclassical Walnut Inlaid Marquetry Burl Ornate Curved Full Bed
Located in Dayton, OH
19th century Italian neoclassical full size bed. Made from walnut with bookmatched veneer in a diamond pattern, burled accents and inlay. Features a curved front supported by four pe...
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Antique 19th Century Neoclassical Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

French Provincial Ebonized Full Size Bed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This French Provincial full-size bed frame has been completed restored, is made out of walnut wood, and features a new ebonized satin finish. The frame comes with head/footboard and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Beds and Bed Frames

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Satin, Wood, Walnut

  • French Provincial Ebonized Full Size Bed
  • French Provincial Ebonized Full Size Bed
  • French Provincial Ebonized Full Size Bed
  • French Provincial Ebonized Full Size Bed
H 45 in. W 59 in. D 78.5 in.
Dovetailed Platform Bed in Ash, Full
By Brian Holcombe
Located in Princeton, NJ
This bed is designed to accommodate a contemporary aesthetic. This design is carefully handmade, featuring detailed construction and traditional technique which utilizes the interloc...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Beds and Bed Frames

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Ash

  • Dovetailed Platform Bed in Ash, Full
  • Dovetailed Platform Bed in Ash, Full
  • Dovetailed Platform Bed in Ash, Full
  • Dovetailed Platform Bed in Ash, Full
H 10 in. W 82 in. D 58 in.
Upholstered Linen and Solid Oak Platform Bed in Queen Size
By Full Bloom Cottage
Located in Brea, CA
Upholstered linen and solid oak platform bed in Queen This sale price is for our floor sample only. Not on custom orders. Custom designed and made for Full Bloom Cottage. Shown in ou...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Linen, Oak

Custom Made Iron Canopy Bed with Organic Belgian Linen Headboard
By Full Bloom Cottage
Located in Brea, CA
Custom made iron canopy bed with organic Belgian linen headboard Choose from twin, full, queen, king, or Cal king Choose your headboard linen color, we can email you a color swatch...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Metal, Steel

Split Reed Rattan Full Size Poster Bed
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Full size bed in split pencil reed rattan features geometric pattern and brass poster finials. Metal frame for box spring is built in. Very good vintage condition with only minor imp...
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

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Rattan, Reed

  • Split Reed Rattan Full Size Poster Bed
  • Split Reed Rattan Full Size Poster Bed
  • Split Reed Rattan Full Size Poster Bed
  • Split Reed Rattan Full Size Poster Bed
H 60 in. W 63 in. D 86 in.
Oiled Walnut Slats Full Size Minimalist Headboard Bed
By Knoll, Herman Miller
Located in Rockaway, NJ
George Nelson, Knoll decor minimalistic Mid-Century Modern oiled walnut slats steel frame striped clean lines headboard bed.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Steel

French Art Deco Mahogany Full/Queen-Size Bed
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco mahogany full/queen-size bed with a brass edge (headboard, footboard, rails).  
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20th Century Art Deco Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Mahogany

Custom King, Queen Full or Twin Spool Bed
By Dos Gallos Studio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom bobbin bed with spool/bobbin head and foot board. Shown here in a twin size, in mahogany. Can be made in oak, mahogany, walnut or alder in a variety of sizes, full, queen king...
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21st Century and Contemporary American American Classical Beds and Bed F...

Materials

Mahogany, Oak, Walnut

  • Custom King, Queen Full or Twin Spool Bed
  • Custom King, Queen Full or Twin Spool Bed
  • Custom King, Queen Full or Twin Spool Bed
  • Custom King, Queen Full or Twin Spool Bed
H 56 in. W 82 in. D 42.5 in.
Antique Carved Oak Full Size Bed, circa 1900
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique carved oak full size bed frame USA, circa 1900 Measures: 58.13" W x 76" D. Headboard 73.13" H, footboard 33" H. Excellent original vintage condition.
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Beds and Bed Frames

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Oak

  • Antique Carved Oak Full Size Bed, circa 1900
  • Antique Carved Oak Full Size Bed, circa 1900
  • Antique Carved Oak Full Size Bed, circa 1900
  • Antique Carved Oak Full Size Bed, circa 1900
H 73.13 in. W 58.13 in. D 76 in.
A Full Size Teak & Cane Bed by Hans Wegner
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A full size teak with cane headboard with a black vinyl upholstered footboard.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Steel

  • A Full Size Teak & Cane Bed by Hans Wegner
  • A Full Size Teak & Cane Bed by Hans Wegner
  • A Full Size Teak & Cane Bed by Hans Wegner
  • A Full Size Teak & Cane Bed by Hans Wegner
H 29.5 in. W 67 in. D 80 in.
Antique Victorian Carved Oak Full Size Bed, circa 1900
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Victorian carved oak full size bed frame USA, circa 1900 Measures: 60" W x 81" D. Headboard 77" H, footboard 36.25" H. Very good vintage condition. Sturdy...
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Beds and Bed Frames

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Oak

Antique Full Size Scroll Iron Bed with Original Rails
Located in Brea, CA
Beautiful antique iron bed, with original rails. The patina and paint have a wonderfully worn, weathered look. Fits US size full size mattress. Large finials at each post, one has a ...
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Antique 19th Century Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Iron

Mid-Century Modern Full Size Walnut and Cane Bed
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique vintage walnut full size headboard features a unique sculpted shape with cane front details. Includes matching foot board. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Cane, Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Full Size Walnut and Cane Bed
  • Mid-Century Modern Full Size Walnut and Cane Bed
  • Mid-Century Modern Full Size Walnut and Cane Bed
  • Mid-Century Modern Full Size Walnut and Cane Bed
H 37.5 in. W 55.5 in. D 1.25 in.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Full Size Bed, 1951
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Hamburg, PA
A T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb full-size bed, 1951 dated 12/51. Structurally sound, needs to be refinished. Refinishing options available for an additional fee. Dimensions...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Birch

French 19th Century Ebonized Full Size Bed Frame
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This French Provincial full-size bed frame has been completed restored, is made out of walnut wood, and features a newly stained ebonized satin finish. The frame comes with head/foot...
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Antique 1890s French French Provincial Beds and Bed Frames

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Satin, Walnut

1930s Walnut Spindle Full Sized Bed Frame, Newly Polished
Located in Pasadena, CA
Newly polished and sealed 1930s turned walnut spindle bed on its original casters. Footboard and head board are equal height and finished off with finials. Full size.
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Vintage 1930s Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Victorian Bird's Eye Maple Faux Bamboo Full Sized Bed
Located in New York, NY
Victorian full sized bed composed of birds eye maple faux bamboo. In addition to overall faux bamboo trim, the bed's headboard features side finials and a filigree pediment top.
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Beds and Bed Frames

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Birdseye Maple

Dramatic 19th Century American Full Sized Brass Bed
Located in New York, NY
Nineteenth century American brass full size bed with an open spindle design and celadon colored button upholstered headboard (headbd., footbd., rails).
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Gothic Revival 19th Century Full Size Walnut Bed
Located in New York, NY
Nineteenth century Gothic Revival full size bed composed of walnut and featuring traditional Northern Gothic carvings and finial posts.
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Antique 19th Century English Gothic Revival Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

Birch and Walnut Mid-Century Modern Full Size Bed Frame
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Paul Frankl
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nicely built Mid-Century Modern design two-tone bed frame.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut, Birch

19th-20th Century Brass Bed Frame, Full Sized
Located in Stamford, CT
19th-20th century brass bed frame. Full sized early 20th century frame that is strong and sturdy with all the earmarking of fine casting. This wonderfully column decorated frame has ...
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Early 20th Century American Classical Beds and Bed Frames

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Metal, Brass

  • 19th-20th Century Brass Bed Frame, Full Sized
  • 19th-20th Century Brass Bed Frame, Full Sized
  • 19th-20th Century Brass Bed Frame, Full Sized
  • 19th-20th Century Brass Bed Frame, Full Sized
H 61 in. W 37.50 in. D 83.25 in.
19th Century Eastlake Victorian Burled Walnut Full Size Bed
By Charles Locke Eastlake
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Eastlake Victorian full size bed frame USA, circa 1860s Solid walnut, with burled walnut panels. Measures: 61.13" W x 80" D. Headboard is 74.25" H, footbo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Victorian Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut, Burl

20th Century American Old Hickory Full Size Woven Bed
Located in New York, NY
American rustic old hickory (20th century) full size bed with woven triple panel headboard and low footboard (headboard, footboard, rails).
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20th Century American Rustic Beds and Bed Frames

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Wicker

Antique Eastlake Victorian Burled Walnut Full Size Bed, circa 1880s
By Charles Locke Eastlake
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Victorian Eastlake burled walnut full size bed frame USA, circa 1880s Measures: 60" W x 77.25" D. Headboard 71.25" H, footboard 32.25" H. Very good original vinta...
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Late 20th Century American Victorian Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut, Burl

19th Century French Louis XV Painted Full Size Bed
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XV painted full size bed features the asymmetrical, naturalistic form of the style which shines forth enhanced by the patinaed painted finish. Arched headbo...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Beds and Bed Frames

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Oak, Oak

Carved Walnut Neoclassical Full Size Bed Frame, 20th Century
Located in Miami, FL
"Boat" bed in carved walnut wood, 20th century. Head and feet of the same height, are decorated with a circular molding, while the rear, by harmony, follows the lines of the front, ...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Revival Beds and Bed Frames

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Mahogany

1920 Solid Wood Full Sleigh Bed Frame Set with Walnut Veneer
Located in New York, NY
This bed frame is in the Craftsmen style and has a dark wooden tone. It is a full bed made of solid wood with a figured walnut veneer, circa 1920. This can be seen at our 400 Gilliga...
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20th Century North American American Craftsman Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Franklin Shockey Sculpted Pine Full Size Bed
By Franklin Shockey Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Mid-Century Modern full-size bed with headboard and footboard by Franklin Shockey Furniture from their Sculpted Pine collection. In wonderful vintage condition with a beauti...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Metal

Bonnin Ashley Custom Made Full-Size Cannonball Bed in Poplar
By Bonnin Ashley
Located in Miami, FL
Custom cannonball bed inspired by an early 19th century American bed in our inventory. Built in our workshop out of poplar and expertly stained and finished, this bed offers the comf...
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21st Century and Contemporary American American Colonial Beds and Bed Fr...

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Poplar

AB7, Full Size Contemporary Maple Platform Bed with Floating Headboard
By Atlas Industries
Located in Newburgh, NY
The AB7 bed, a handcrafted platform bed made from solid hardwood and featuring a floating headboard. Shown in solid maple. Bed dimensions: 54” W x 13” H x 76” L; platform 8” H He...
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2010s American Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Hardwood, Maple

American Victorian Grained, Polychromed and Floral Painted Full Size Bed
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian grained, polychromed and floral painted full size bed (headboard, footboard, rails) (early 20th century).  
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Beds and Bed Frames

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Sculpted Walnut Full Size Bed Headboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern sculptural sculpted walnut full size bed headboard. Item features beautiful wood grain, clean modernist lines, sleek sculptural form. Circa mid 20th century. Measu...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

Antique Black Full Double Size Victorian Style Iron Bed with Rails
Located in Brea, CA
Beautiful antique iron bed with rails ready to set up and use. Solid black painted iron with brass details. This is ready for a double or full size US Mattress. The caster wheels ar...
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Antique 19th Century Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Iron

Midcentury Franklin Shockey Full Size Sculptured Pine Wood Storage Bed Headboard
By Franklin Shockey Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern Franklin Shockey full size sculpted pine wood storage bed headboard. Item features 2 sliding doors, storage cubbies, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain,...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Pine

Lane Brutalist Queen Full Size Bed Headboard Vintage Mid-Century Modern
By Lane Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Item: Mid-Century Modern lane Brutalist style queen/full bed headboard Details: Beautiful wood grain, metal accents, serial number to rear. Two sets of holes for bed frame. One se...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Vintage Italian Rococo Shell Carved Ornate Wooden Full Size Bed Frame
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Rococo shell carved ornate wooden full size bed frame. Item features a tall ornate scrollwork shell carved headboard, low profile footboard, bolted rails, lightly whi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Beds and Bed Frames

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Wood

Full Size Custom Made Bed Covered in Antique Embroidered Velvet Panels
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This bed was constructed in the late 1970s and covered in antique embroidered cut velvet Mohair panels (Portiere in Louis' grandmothers home) circa 1925, accepts a full size mattress...
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Vintage 1970s European Victorian Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Fabric

French Louis XVI Style Cane and Stripped Wood Full Sized Bed
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style full sized bed composed of cane panel trimmed in stripped carved wood. The footboard features a ribbon top footboard medallion carved with a cherub swathed in ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Cane, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Heywood Wakefield Crescendo Champagne Full Size Bed Frame
By Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a vintage midcentury bed frame designed by Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky for Heywood Wakefield's 'Crescendo' line. This is a full size bed frame, including head...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Birch

Antique Dutch Marquetry Mahogany Full Size Bed with Floral Urn Satinwood Inlay
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Dutch Marquetry full size bed offers mahogany construction with headboard and footboard having intricately inlaid satinwood urn, floral, foliate and scroll decoration and ...
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Antique 19th Century European Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Mahogany, Mahogany, Mahogany, Satinwood

David T Smith Early American Colonial Pencil Post 4 Poster Full Size Canopy Bed
By David Smith
Located in Dayton, OH
Early American full size pencil post canopy bed by David T Smith, circa 1987. A style popularized in the late 1700s. Features a floral ruffled canopy, pencil posts and colonial hardw...
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Vintage 1980s American Colonial Beds and Bed Frames

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Hardwood

Antique French Country Full Size White & Gold Painted Cast Iron Bed Frame
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique cast iron bed frame. Painted white and gold with French styling. Foot board height 40.5", side rail height 13", 82".
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Early 20th Century French Provincial Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Iron

Scandinavian Modern Teak Wood Bed Thick Tall Headboard Design in Full 1960s
By Drylund
Located in National City, CA
Drylund Danish teak FULL size bed with tall thick modern headboard design Mid-Century Modern Made in Denmark, circa 1960s Has modern clean style in full attributed to Drylund. No mak...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Teak

NYC Federal Full Tester Bed Attributable to Lannuier w Four Floral-Carved Posts
By Charles-Honoré Lannuier
Located in Miami, FL
An exceptional American Federal sleigh bed with tester in fine West Indies/ Cuban mahogany with beautifully-articulated floral and acanthus-leaf carvings, along the crest of the head...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Federal Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Bronze

Antique Victorian Walnut and Burl Walnut Tall Lincoln Style Full Size Bed
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous antique Victorian tall Lincoln style full size bed in solid walnut and walnut burl with footboard and side rails. It is in wonderful original vintage condition. That does no...
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Antique 19th Century American High Victorian Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut, Burl

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Full Size Walnut and Tile Inlay Bed Headboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern full size walnut and tile inlay bed headboard. Item features full size bed frame, colorful ceramic glazed pottery tiles, beautiful wood grain, clean modern...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

French Faux-Bamboo Full-Size Bed, circa 1870 with Custom-Made Mattress
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French faux bamboo full size bed from the second half of the 19th century with custom mattress. This French bed was born in the later years of the reign of Emperor Napoleon III, at...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Faux Bamboo

Full Size Bed with Rush Wrapped Headboard Sidetrails and Footrail in Natural Oak
By LF Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Claret bed is the quintessential beach house bed but can also be used in your modern penthouse apartment, made in your choice of wood with hand wrapped rush fiber around the side...
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2010s American American Classical Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rush, Oak

French Louis XV Bronze Mounted Full Double Bed Style of Sormani, circa 1890
By Claudio Sormani
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a superbly crafted bed made in the style of the famous French designer Sormani. The bed features expertly cast bronze elements and beautiful walnut wood. This is a spectacula...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Bronze

French 18th Century Louis XVI Neoclassical Walnut and Cherry Full Size Bed
Located in New York, NY
Elegant French 18 century bed from the Louis XVI period in walnut and cherry woods with Ebonized finials and detailing. Beautiful cast brass moldings. All original. Currently thi...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Cherry, Walnut

Antique 19th Century Victorian Brass Full or Double Size Curved Bed Frame Gold
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique brass and iron bed frame. Features square cut posts and turned corners. Foot board height 36.6", side rail height 10.75".  
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

1960s Mid-Century Modern Solid Walnut Full Double Bed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel
By Kipp Stewart, Drexel
Located in Belmont, MA
This Mid-Century Modern solid walnut full double bed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel is in stellar vintage condition. The vertical walnut fins on the headboard add visual interest to the ...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut

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Full Bed For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the full bed you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A full bed — often made from wood, walnut and metal — can elevate any home. Find 76 options for an antique or vintage full bed now, or shop our selection of 7 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the full bed you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A full bed is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Victorian and Louis XVI styles are sought with frequency. A well-made full bed has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group) and Edmond J. Spence are consistently popular.

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.

Questions About Full Bed
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    While queen sized beds are 6 inches wider than full sized beds, you can often use a queen size headboard for a full mattress. Headboards are usually even with or a few inches wider than the bed.