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'Giorgio Collection' Upholstered King Size Bed Pleated Quilted Velvet Headboard
By Giorgio Collection
Located in New York, NY
Fully upholstered bed in velvet. With fine Pleated and Quilted details velvet headboard with base in light gold chrome stainless steel with Giorgio collection logo. Orthopedic slats...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Chrome

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,...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Cane, Oak

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

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

Materials

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

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.
Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Bed Headboard
By Paul Evans
Located in Wayne, NJ
Paul Evans cityscape king-size bed headboard.
Category

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

  • Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Bed Headboard
  • Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Bed Headboard
  • Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Bed Headboard
  • Paul Evans Cityscape King-Size Bed Headboard
H 48 in. W 82.13 in. D 1.63 in. L 48 in.
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

King-Size Mid-Century Modern Walnut Headboard Bed
By Adrian Pearsall, American of Martinsville
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Medium light walnut low gloss finish Mid-Century Modern headboard bed.
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

King Size Walnut Headboard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
King size walnut headboard. In good condition. Please confirm item location with dealer: NJ/NY.    
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut

  • King Size Walnut Headboard
  • King Size Walnut Headboard
  • King Size Walnut Headboard
  • King Size Walnut Headboard
H 37 in. W 61.5 in. D 1.75 in.
Thomasville Headboard Vintage King-Size Fretwork Chinese Chippendale Bed
By Thomasville
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Amazing vintage Hollywood Palm Beach Regency, Thomasville king-size fretwork Fret work headboard bed. This would look absolutely incredible with a fresh coat of lacquer! Email me if...
Category

Early 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Paul Frankl King-Size Bed Headboard
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage king-size headboard features the stylish Mid-Century design of Paul Frankl for Johnson furniture. The sculptural design adds unique modern appeal to any bedroom. Please ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Maple

Bellagio King Size Bed Made of Ashwood with Upholstered Headboard
By Morelato
Located in Salizzole, IT
Bellagio contemporary bed made of ashwood with leather or fabric upholstered headboard. Available in different mattress sizes: 180 x 200 170 x 200 160 x 200 Wooden slats mattres...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Leather, Ash

French King Size Faux Bamboo Bed with Grass Cloth Headboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
King size faux bamboo bed - a wonderfully designed colonial style bed - perfect compliment to any bedroom, or guest room. The hard to find King frame is very sturdy with an upholster...
Category

Early 20th Century American Colonial Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Tall King Size Burl Wood Walnut Headboard Bed with Rails
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Super nice quality king size burl wood head board bed.
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Federal Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Burl

Large Massive King Size Black Lacquer Cerused Oak Bed Headboard
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very heavy rock solid cerused oak bed headboard with frame and footboard. The back made out of stacked solid oak blocks to form lattice like pattern featuring 3 dimensions look.
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Early 2000s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Oak

James Mont Cerused King Size Bed Headboard with Integrated Nightstands
By James Mont
Located in Hingham, MA
Original signed James Mont Designs upholstered king size headboard with integrated nightstands and two-piece platform bed frame on ball casters. Bed platform, cabinets and headboar...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Giltwood, Oak

Hollywood Regency French Provincial Pretzel Fretwork King Size Bed Headboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Hollywood Regency French provincial pretzel fretwork King size bed headboard. Item features open fretwork carved panel, solid wood construction, nicely carved details, serial...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Fruitwood

Italian Gilt King Size Headboard
By Niccolini
Located in Atlanta, GA
Glamorous gilt metal headboard, Italian, circa 1950s. It retains its original gilt finish with a wonderful patina with some overall wear to the gold leafed metal frame, exposing the ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Metal

  • Italian Gilt King Size Headboard
  • Italian Gilt King Size Headboard
  • Italian Gilt King Size Headboard
  • Italian Gilt King Size Headboard
H 63.5 in. W 81 in. D 1 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.
Category

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...
Category

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.
Danish Teak King-Size Headboard
Located in Amherst, NH
Mid-Century Modern 1960s Danish teak wood king-size headboard in newly refinished condition. Hardware is not included. Marked.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Teak

  • Danish Teak King-Size Headboard
  • Danish Teak King-Size Headboard
  • Danish Teak King-Size Headboard
  • Danish Teak King-Size Headboard
H 36 in. W 3 in. D 78.5 in.
Harvey Probber King-Size Headboard
By Harvey Probber
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Harvey Probber designed kind-sized headboard in a picket fence design. Black lacquer finish. In very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

  • Harvey Probber King-Size Headboard
  • Harvey Probber King-Size Headboard
  • Harvey Probber King-Size Headboard
  • Harvey Probber King-Size Headboard
H 39.5 in. W 80 in. D 2.25 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...
Category

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.
Ambrosia Maple King Sized Perri Bed with Live-Edge Slab Headboard
By New York Heartwoods
Located in Kingston, NY
New York Heartwoods' king sized Perri Bed has a solid live-edge slab headboard and is inspired by the timeless elegance of Asian and Mid-Century Modern design. Each is handcrafted us...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood, Maple

Large Sculptural Light Mid-Century Modern Walnut King Size Headboard Bed
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern sculpted solid walnut borders king size headboard. Super clean original condition comes with frame mounting hardware.
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

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...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

Fantastic Karl Springer Style Bubble Front King Size Headboard Bed Nightstands
By Karl Springer
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic Karl Springer style bubble front king size platform bed with matching nightstands. This set is well constructed with formica and solid wood. There are a few minor chips to ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Formica, Wood

King Sized Hollywood Regency Style Bed with Radius Headboard and White Gold Leaf
By Darren Ransdell Design
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning king-size bed, custom designed by Darren Ransdell design for custom comfort mattress, Beverly Hills. The bed is Gesso over Maple - with polished white lacquer. The base det...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Gold Leaf

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.   
Category

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...
Category

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.
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.
Category

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.
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

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.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

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...
Category

Vintage 1970s Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

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.
Mid-Century Modern King-Size Headboard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arched mid-century modern headboard in the style of Kent Coffey makes a striking addition to any bedroom setting.. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern King-Size Headboard
  • Mid-Century Modern King-Size Headboard
  • Mid-Century Modern King-Size Headboard
  • Mid-Century Modern King-Size Headboard
H 38 in. W 78 in. D 3.5 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.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

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.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass, Steel

King Size Headboard by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Dramatic headboard by Paul Evans. King size. Lights re integrated into the top, and doors in the interior side for nightstands. Signed "Paul Evans".
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass, Chrome

  • King Size Headboard by Paul Evans
  • King Size Headboard by Paul Evans
  • King Size Headboard by Paul Evans
  • King Size Headboard by Paul Evans
H 85 in. W 104 in. D 18 in.
King Size Goby Bed in Oxidized Maple, Upholstered Headboard, Silver Plated Legs
By Jeff Martin Joinery, Jeff Martin
Located in Vancouver, BC
Goby bed is a bed in the shaker body of work from the studio at Jeff Martin Joinery. Experimenting further with the interface between materials, the design is hinged on centuries old...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Bronze

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.
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.
Category

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

Materials

Brass, Chrome

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 ...
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Teak

Rattan Wicker and Cane Queen or King Size Headboard
Located in Halluin, FR
Rattan wicker and cane queen or king size headboard composed of graphic square panels and aerial rattan structure adorned with braided wicker cane.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Cane

  • Rattan Wicker and Cane Queen or King Size Headboard
  • Rattan Wicker and Cane Queen or King Size Headboard
  • Rattan Wicker and Cane Queen or King Size Headboard
  • Rattan Wicker and Cane Queen or King Size Headboard
H 45.28 in. W 74.02 in. D 3.15 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.
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

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.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

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...
Category

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

Materials

Chrome

Magnificent Custom Designed Upholstered King Size Headboard
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Luxurious custom upholstered king size headboard designed by prominent main line Philadelphia decorator. Fabric is a burgundy or crimson or brick red with gold vineyard stripes and c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Upholstery

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

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.
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist King Size Headboard
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paul Evans style Brutalist headboard in walnut. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut

Canadian Lacquered King Size Headboard by Rougier
By Roger Rougier
Located in Pasadena, CA
The undulating top of this lacquered teal headboard by Rougier is further delineated by a black band that runs the course of the top edge. This listing is for the headboard only. It ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Canadian Post-Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

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 ...
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Hollywood Regency Walnut and Burl Wood King Size Headboard
By Michael Taylor, Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency walnut and burl wood king size headboard In the manner of Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture USA, circa 1960s Measures: 77.25...
Category

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

Materials

Walnut, Burl

Century Furniture Modern Mahogany and Black Lacquer King Size Headboard
By Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous modern king size headboard By Century Furniture USA, late 20th century Bookmatched mahogany, with black ebonized border. Measures: 81.5" W x 1.5" D x 40.25" H....
Category

20th Century American Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Mahogany, Lacquer

Upholstered Decorative Black and White Fabric King Size Poster Headboard
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Decorative upholstered poster king size headboard.
Category

20th Century Unknown Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Hardwood

Oak Wooden and Wicker Cane Queen or King Size Headboard
Located in Halluin, FR
Oak wooden and wicker cane queen or king size headboard composed of a welcoming round ebonized oak and aerial structure adorned with braided cane wicker.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Cane, Oak

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

Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Ebony Wood, King-Size Headboard
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid century modern King size headboard.
Category

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

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...
Category

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

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King Size Beds And Headboards For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of king size beds and headboards is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and walnut, all king size beds and headboards available were constructed with great care. There are 87 antique and vintage king size beds and headboards for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 7 modern editions to choose from as well. King size beds and headboards have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. King size beds and headboards are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many king size beds and headboards are appealing in their simplicity, but Paul Frankl, Mastercraft and Dunbar produced popular king size beds and 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.