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Faux Bamboo King Headboard
Located in Sagaponack, NY
Faux bamboo headboard sized for a king size bed.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Wood

  • Faux Bamboo King Headboard
  • Faux Bamboo King Headboard
  • Faux Bamboo King Headboard
  • Faux Bamboo King Headboard
H 51 in. W 80 in. D 2.5 in.
United Furniture Midcentury Walnut King Headboard
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in La Grange, IL
United Furniture midcentury walnut king headboard Headboard measures: 80 wide x 3 deep x 36 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition. Th...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Hollywood Regency Carved Gilt King Headboard
Located in Redding, CT
Carved gilt king headboard in gold gilt with silver gilt accents. This regal headboard with crest will make any room majestic. Most likely hand-carved and made in Florence, Italy. Or...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Carved King Headboard after Wendell Castle
By Wendell Castle
Located in South Charleston, WV
This studio artisan headboard is designed for a King Bed. Artist unknown, 76" wide, 9.5" deep and 14" high. All walnut construction. It features curvaceous flowing elements with "pod...
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Vintage 1970s American Arts and Crafts Beds and Bed Frames

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Mirror, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut King Headboard
By George Nakashima, Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful king sized headboard in the style of George Nakashima for Widdicomb circa 1950s. In good vintage condition. Great design, wood grain and sculptural shape. Has bolt holes no...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture King Headboard
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Paul Frankl king size headboard, 80" wide and 36" tall. Additional pieces are available. Original finish shows wear and fading of color.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Mahogany

Swedish Karelian Birch Pierced Front King Headboard
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautifully grained Karelian birch head boar d with three book matched panels. Outer two panels are pierced. All are set into a solid birch frame.    
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Beds and Bed Frames

Scandinavian Modern California King Headboard in Teak
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a beautiful Danish modern teak headboard in Cal king-size.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Beautiful Midcentury Robsjohn-Gibbings King Headboard for Widdicomb
By Widdicomb Furniture Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb furniture bed headboard in wonderful condition. finely crafted rounded curved blonde maple wood details. Fits a king sized mattress. Bed hea...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Maple, Wood

Young Manufacturing Midcentury Burl Wood and Walnut King Headboard
By Young Manufacturing Company
Located in La Grange, IL
Young Manufacturing midcentury burl wood and walnut king headboard Headboard measures: 78 wide x 2.5 deep x 47.25 All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vint...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Burl, Wood, Walnut

Lenoir House Midcentury Burl Wood and Walnut King Headboard
By Broyhill
Located in La Grange, IL
Lenoir House midcentury burl wood and walnut king headboard Head board measures: 78.5 wide x 1.5 deep x 40.75 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vin...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood, Walnut, Burl

Mid-Century Modern Michael Taylor for Baker King Headboard
By Michael Taylor
Located in St. Louis, MO
Michael Taylor for Baker king headboard with walnut, brass and ebony frame. Overall very nice original condition, but there are some scratches to the lower cross brace, they will not...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

King Tufted Upholstered Headboard
Located in Great Barrington, MA
King Size tufted upholstered headboard. Measures: 74 inches high x 85.5 inches wide.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Fabric

  • King Tufted Upholstered Headboard
  • King Tufted Upholstered Headboard
  • King Tufted Upholstered Headboard
  • King Tufted Upholstered Headboard
H 74 in. W 85.5 in. D 4 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

Materials

Iron, Brass

Paul McCobb King Headboard for Calvin with Caned Panels
By Calvin Furniture, Paul McCobb
Located in St. Louis, MO
Paul McCobb king size headboard for Calvin with caned panels. Aluminum edge, mahogany frame and caned panels. Caning has a few losses, will be professionally repaired, and light rest...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Aluminum

Iron Venetian Headboard, King
Located in New Orleans, LA
This elegant Venetian-style iron headboard is part of the custom Tara Shaw Maison collection. Handcrafted in New Orleans. Available in King, Queen and Twin sizes. Inquire for Full, C...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Iron

  • Iron Venetian Headboard, King
  • Iron Venetian Headboard, King
  • Iron Venetian Headboard, King
  • Iron Venetian Headboard, King
H 59 in. W 76 in. D 1 in.
Upholstered King Headboard in Walnut with Block Front Nightstands
By Lane Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
Walnut wood headboard for a king bed, with matching and integral patchwork wood relief drop door nightstands. Two upholstered panels are biscuit tufted with ivory textured cotton fab...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Metal

Ebonized Mahogany King Headboard by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Boston, MA
Edward Wormley designed this midcentury headboard for Dunbar. Louvered panels of ebonized mahogany create clean but strong lines that extend the width of a king size bed.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Mahogany

Stunning Vintage Milo Baughman Style Burl Wood King Headboard Lane
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning vintage Milo Baughman burl wood headboard-king size. Headboard consists of 5 beautiful individual panels all with a gorgeous warm honey patina. This piece was made by the La...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Burl

WITCO Spectacular KING Headboard & Nightstands Brutalist Exotic Carved Wood 60s
By Witco
Located in National City, CA
WOW! WITCO KING Size Magnificent Sculptural Carved Exotic Tropical Wood Headboard & Nightstands Brutalist Oceanic Tiki Motif. No label apparent- attribution to Western Internationa...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Sets

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Walnut King Headboard with a Sliding Door Cabinet
By John Widdicomb, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern king size headboard - storage cabinet. Put away your blankets or use as bookcase, etc. Perfect shelve over your head to hold drinks reading lights, or ju...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

Heywood Wakefield Encore Dogbone Midcentury Blonde King Headboard and Bed Frame
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in La Grange, IL
Heywood Wakefield encore dogbone midcentury blonde king headboard and bed frame Bed frame measures: 82 wide x 85.25 deep x 45 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Louis XV Iron Headboard, King
Located in New Orleans, LA
This beautiful Louis XV-style iron headboard is part of the custom Tara Shaw Maison collection. Handcrafted in New Orleans. Available in King, Queen and Twin sizes. Inquire for Full,...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Louis XV Beds and Bed Frames

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Iron

  • Louis XV Iron Headboard, King
  • Louis XV Iron Headboard, King
  • Louis XV Iron Headboard, King
  • Louis XV Iron Headboard, King
H 60.375 in. W 39 in. D 1 in.
Antique Victorian King Iron Headboard
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Antique country style white painted cast iron king size headboard with brass finials. Wonderful Classic simple style that will lend itself to modern, classical, neoclassical, Swedish...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Beds and Bed Frames

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Iron

  • Antique Victorian King Iron Headboard
  • Antique Victorian King Iron Headboard
  • Antique Victorian King Iron Headboard
  • Antique Victorian King Iron Headboard
H 54.5 in. W 76.5 in. D 3 in.
Danish Teak King-Size Headboard
Located in Highland, IN
Big, beautiful and crafted of teak, this king size Danish headboard features two attached nightstands with a drawer and a storage cubby as well as a recessed area at the top which wi...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Night Stands

Materials

Teak

  • Danish Teak King-Size Headboard
  • Danish Teak King-Size Headboard
  • Danish Teak King-Size Headboard
  • Danish Teak King-Size Headboard
H 43.25 in. W 118.25 in. D 16 in.
Custom King-Size Upholstered Headboard
By David Deatherage
Located in St. Louis, MO
Custom headboard by David Deatherage, shown in kravet couture silk fabric.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Silk, Upholstery

  • Custom King-Size Upholstered Headboard
  • Custom King-Size Upholstered Headboard
  • Custom King-Size Upholstered Headboard
  • Custom King-Size Upholstered Headboard
H 84 in. W 82 in. D 4.5 in.
Gregg Lipton King Size Headboard
By Gregg Lipton
Located in Hingham, MA
Custom made king sized headboard by studio furniture maker, Gregg Lipton from Cumberland, Maine, circa 1989. East Indian Satinwood... very thick sliced veneer from an a vintage so...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Beds and Bed Frames

  • Gregg Lipton King Size Headboard
  • Gregg Lipton King Size Headboard
  • Gregg Lipton King Size Headboard
  • Gregg Lipton King Size Headboard
H 46 in. W 90 in. D 3 in.
Mid-Century King-Size Headboard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century modern headboard featuring rich walnut wood grain, impressive king size headboard perfect addition to any bedroom setting. Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dea...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut

  • Mid-Century King-Size Headboard
  • Mid-Century King-Size Headboard
  • Mid-Century King-Size Headboard
  • Mid-Century King-Size Headboard
H 38 in. W 80 in. D 5.5 in.
American of Martinsville Accord Walnut & Cane King Headboard by Merton Gershun
By American of Martinsville, Merton Gershun
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome pair of chests from American of Martinsville and Merton Gershun’s Accord line of furniture with the signature X’s and asymmetric handles. One is the long walnut dresser with...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Cane, Walnut

American Mid-Century Modern Solid Walnut with Tufted Back King Headboard
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful and rare king size headboard circa 1960s solid walnut frame, with black edge and tufted white cream Naugahyde, very clean original condition, a hard to find piece.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Naugahyde, Walnut

Vintage Danish Teak King Headboard by Arne Wahl Iversen for Vinde Mobelfabrik
By Vinde Møbelfabrik, Arne Wahl Iversen
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern king headboard designed by Arne Wahl Iversen for Vinde Møbelfabrik. This piece features a beautiful vertical teak grain pattern with a raised contoured frame.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Teak

Hollywood Regency King Size Metal Headboard
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Add drama and elegance with this very unique one of a kind, gold gilt metal headboard for king size bed.   
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20th Century Italian Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Metal

King Size Split Reed Rattan Headboard
Located in Jacksonville, FL
King size bed headboard features a full veneer of pencil reed rattan in a geometric pattern in the manner of Gabriella Crespi. Very good vintage condition with only very minor imperf...
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Vintage 1970s Bohemian Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Reed

  • King Size Split Reed Rattan Headboard
  • King Size Split Reed Rattan Headboard
  • King Size Split Reed Rattan Headboard
  • King Size Split Reed Rattan Headboard
H 44.5 in. W 77 in. D 2 in.
Hansen & Guldborg King Size Headboard Bed
By Hansen & Guldborg Møbler
Located in Crockett, CA
This original pair of twin size headboards were joined together to be used as a king size headboard. The headboard can also be split back into twin headboards by removing five bolts,...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Cane, Oak

Swedish Gustavian Style King Size Headboard
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Wonderfully styled Swedish style painted king size headboard for king size bed. Suitable for Louis XVI French, Neoclassical, Hollywood Regency or contemporary modern decor.
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20th Century Gustavian Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

  • Swedish Gustavian Style King Size Headboard
  • Swedish Gustavian Style King Size Headboard
  • Swedish Gustavian Style King Size Headboard
  • Swedish Gustavian Style King Size Headboard
H 56 in. W 81.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Brass King-Size Headboard by Mastercraft
By Karl Springer, Mastercraft
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

Materials

Brass

Michael Taylor Brass & Teak King Headboard for the Baker Far East Collection
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous brass king size headboard with framed teak panels designed by Michael Taylor for Baker.   
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

King Headboard by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Padded with Fold Down Arms
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
King-size headboard designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Armrests pull down on each side as the padded backrest angles for comfort. Great functional design for both comfort and loo...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

King Size Louis XV Style Caned Headboard
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Vintage French Louis XV Provincial style painted king size headboard with caning. This king size bed is suitable for many decors -- Neoclassical, Hollywood Regency, Swedish Gustavian...
Category

20th Century Louis XV Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood, Cane

  • King Size Louis XV Style Caned Headboard
  • King Size Louis XV Style Caned Headboard
  • King Size Louis XV Style Caned Headboard
  • King Size Louis XV Style Caned Headboard
H 58 in. W 80 in. D 1.5 in.
1970s Midcentury Twin Bed or King Headboards in the Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A pair of walnut and painted lacquer cream colored twin beds, the top of the headboards flip up revealing storage bins. Manufactured in the manner of Milo Baughman and made in Canada...
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Late 20th Century Canadian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Danish Modern Teak Headboard California King Size
By Dyrlund
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful simple elegant California king framed headboard, nicely framed circa 1970s nice clean condition has 3 small perforations if you want to attach the base beautiful grain and ...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Teak

Mastercraft Greek Key Brass King Size Headboard
Located in Redding, CT
Mastercraft Greek key brass king size headboard. Heavy and sturdy but very elegant and sophisticated.
Category

Vintage 1970s Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

  • Mastercraft Greek Key Brass King Size Headboard
  • Mastercraft Greek Key Brass King Size Headboard
  • Mastercraft Greek Key Brass King Size Headboard
  • Mastercraft Greek Key Brass King Size Headboard
H 45.50 in. W 79.25 in. D 1.50 in.
Hollywood Regency Style Gold King Size Headboard
Located in Amherst, NH
Hollywood Regency style gold painted wood king size headboard. The headboard has been newly repainted and has lots of interesting detail. Rail holes are 77” apart. No marks.
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Mid-20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

King Size Headboard by Dyrlund in Rosewood
By Dyrlund
Located in New York, NY
Stunning king size rosewood headboard by Dyrlund. Hard to find the large size headboards, especially in rosewood. This example has a slight warp to the board, however once attached t...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rosewood

  • King Size Headboard by Dyrlund in Rosewood
  • King Size Headboard by Dyrlund in Rosewood
  • King Size Headboard by Dyrlund in Rosewood
  • King Size Headboard by Dyrlund in Rosewood
H 36.5 in. W 78 in. D 1.5 in.
Baroque 1960s Hollywood Regency King Tufted Headboard
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Phenomenal 1960s Hollywood Regency king size tufted headboard. In the style of Dorothy Draper covered in NEW teal blue silk upholstery/foam and creamy white gloss enamel over baroqu...
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

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 ...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

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.
Ello King Sized Mirror & Chrome Steel Headboard
By Ello Furniture
Located in Hingham, MA
King sized mirrored and chromed steel headboard by Italian furniture maker Ello. If requested we could replace some of the chromed metal strips with polished brass or copper strip...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Chrome

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

Materials

Brass

Harvey Probber Style Cultured King-Size Headboard
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice solid walnut mid-century modern king-size headboard in the style of Harvey Probber. Sculpted out out of solid mahogany.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Mahogany

Ornate Balinese King Size Hand Carved Sculptural Headboard
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent vintage carved king headboard from Bali, circa late 19th century that was acquired by our client via a Paris Flea market purchase back in the 1970s. The colors, green an...
Category

Mid-20th Century Balinese Neoclassical Revival Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Iron Louis XV Style Headboard with Footboard, King
Located in New Orleans, LA
This beautiful Louis XV style iron headboard is part of the custom Tara Shaw Maison collection. Handcrafted in New Orleans. Showroom sample - king size Louis XV iron headboard and fo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Louis XV Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Iron

King Size Headboard with 19th Century Carving
Located in Los Angeles, CA
King size custom headboard made with a 19th century Spanish carving mounted to the top of the headboard. The carving is finely detailed throughout. The headboard is upholstered in tu...
Category

Antique 19th Century Spanish Baroque Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Curved Iron Canopy Bed with Linen Headboard, King
Located in New Orleans, LA
Tara Shaw Maison iron curved canopy bed. This beautiful bed comes with a Belgian linen upholstered headboard. Sizes available are twin, queen, king, and other dimensions for a small ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Iron

King Size Serge Roche Style Plume Poster Headboard
By Serge Roche
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Hand carved king sized bed headboard in the manner of Serge Roche features a lattice design with posts in a plume motif. Very good condition with minor imperfections consistent with ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Drexel Heritage Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie King Size Headboard
By Heritage Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Hollywood Regency chinoiserie king size headboard By Drexel Heritage "Dynasty Collection" USA, circa 1970s Beautiful walnut wood grain, with Asian nature scen...
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Vintage 1970s American Chinoiserie Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut

Wrought Iron Italian Gold Gilt King-Size Headboard
Located in New York, NY
Very nice king size Italian gold gilt wrought iron headboard. Also has hooks to the back. Manner of Gilbert Poillerat. Overall measures: 61" H x 84" W. Hole to hole measures approxi...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Iron

Midcentury King Size Lane Walnut and Rosewood Headboard
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern two-tone headboard is made of walnut and rosewood. An impressive king size headboard that is 81 inches wide with vertical louvered designs on the sides....
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rosewood, Walnut

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.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini King Size Ribbon Headboard
By Maurizio Tempestini
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1960s Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini wrought iron ribbon king size headboard.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wrought Iron

Danish Rosewood King Size Mid-Century Modern Headboard
Located in Toledo, OH
Danish rosewood Mid-Century Modern king size headboard. Easily adapts to metal Hollywood frame. Stamped on the back, Denmark.
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rosewood

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King Headboards For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of king headboards available for sale. The range of distinct king headboards — often made from wood, metal and walnut — can elevate any home. There are 111 antique and vintage king headboards for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 18 modern editions to choose from as well. King headboards have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Modern king headboards are consistently popular styles. Many king headboards are appealing in their simplicity, but Mastercraft, Paul Frankl and Giorgio Collection produced popular king headboards that are worth a look.

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 King Headboards
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Because it is not necessary to purchase a headboard with an accompanying bed frame, purchasing the headboard alone is a great way to save money.