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Shell Bed for Little Girl Bedroom Nacre Painted
Located in Paris, FR
Shell bed for little girl bedroom. Made in fiberglass, nacre painted. Inside, it contains lighting.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Beds and Bed Frames

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Fiberglass

British Colonial California King Shell Bed, Susanne Hollis Collection
By Susanne Hollis
Located in Pasadena, CA
Our shell bed in Cal king size, made from African mahogany. Finished with brass hex caps on all bolt covers. Solid platform bottom. Made in our Los Angeles Workroom. Available in cus...
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2010s American British Colonial Beds and Bed Frames

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Wood

20th Century British Colonial Solid Ebony Shell Bed
Located in Pasadena, CA
A British Colonial bed in queen-size, (king also available) headboard with shell motif above squared slats. Four turned, tapered and fluted posts with brass hardware. Finials raise t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan British Colonial Beds and Bed F...

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Ebony

Mara Shell-Shaped Bed by Ilaria Ferraro
By Ilaria Ferraro
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Inspired by the cult 1963 "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" comedy film by Vittorio De Sica, this gorgeous bed combines natural, Art Nouveau forms, with the clean lines typical of mid-...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Beds and Bed Frames

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Metal

  • Mara Shell-Shaped Bed by Ilaria Ferraro
  • Mara Shell-Shaped Bed by Ilaria Ferraro
  • Mara Shell-Shaped Bed by Ilaria Ferraro
  • Mara Shell-Shaped Bed by Ilaria Ferraro
H 66.54 in. W 74.81 in. D 84.65 in.
Vintage Colonial Style Ebony Shell Queen Bed
Located in Pasadena, CA
A queen tassel foot 4-poster bed, in ebony wood. The bed features intricate carvings, oversize tassel feet, a headboard consisting with shell centrepiece.
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan British Colonial Beds and Bed F...

Little Mermaid Bed in Ivory with Shell Cover
By Circu
Located in New York, NY
Little Mermaid is a shell bed, inspired by the Disney’s princess Ariel and her undersea kingdom. This luxurious princess bed is a unique item that will highlight the decor of any lit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Fiberglass

Colonial Style Shell Queen Bed in Ebonized Finish
By Susanne Hollis
Located in Pasadena, CA
A queen sized 4-poster bed, in Jak wood with an ebonized finish. The bed features hand carved details overall, oversize tassel-style feet, a headboard with shell center decoration. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan British Colonial Beds and Bed F...

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Mahogany

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

French Neoclassical Style Italian Shell Carve Lattice Queen Size Bed Headboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French neoclassical style Italian shell carve lattice queen size bed headboard. Item features carved wood shells, brass rail, lattice design, white and gold painted finish, g...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Neoclassical Beds and Bed Frames

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Metal

Pair Vintage Cast Aluminum Metal Shell French Rococo Single Twin Bed Headboards
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very unique pair of wonderfully cast metal, shell form, single bed headboards in the French Rococo / Hollywood Regency style. This vintage pair features scrolling forms with shell de...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Beds and Bed Frames

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Aluminum

Shell Headboard in Upholstered Fabric and Horse Hair Filling with Wooden Support
By Nina Edwards Anker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Shell bed is fabricated from wood, horse hair and organic latex. The Shell form envelopes the walnut side tables while creating a sense of shelter. Materials: organic latex ...
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2010s American Minimalist Beds and Bed Frames

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Upholstery

Italian Burled Walnut Art Deco Headboard with Shell Shaped Nightstands, 1920s
Located in Florence, IT
Italian burled walnut Art Deco headboard with attached shell shaped nightstands with brass studded inlays. The nightstands have a scalloped crystal top. The headboard consists of th...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Deco Beds and Bed Frames

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Crystal, Brass

Turtle Shaped Hotel Bed
Located in Stamford, CT
Early 20th century turtle shaped hotel bell.  
Category

Early 20th Century More Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal

  • Turtle Shaped Hotel Bed
  • Turtle Shaped Hotel Bed
  • Turtle Shaped Hotel Bed
  • Turtle Shaped Hotel Bed
H 2 in. W 3.5 in. D 6 in.
Elegant 1920s Portuguese Carved Oak Double Bed in the Form of a Shell
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Excellent quality carved oak bed, circa 1920. Makers label on the reverse. 'nascimento' of porto. Bed frame is a standard 4ft 6" size. Slats can be made if required. Beautifully c...
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Early 20th Century Portuguese Art Deco Beds and Bed Frames

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Oak

King-Size Gilded Hollywood Regency Clam Shell Headboard
Located in Dallas, TX
King Size Gilded Hollywood Regency Clam Shell Headboard. Mounts on the wall. dimensions: 78.5" x 34"
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

Gold Leaf Shell Shaped King Size Headboard Attb to Grosfeld House
By Grosfeld House
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful gold leaf, shell shaped King Size headboard attributed to Grosfeld House. The headboard is substantial in size and very well made, the gold leaf is in very good condition ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Gold Leaf

Two Faux Bamboo Twin Bed Headboard Set and Mirror in Tortoise Shell by Henredon
By Henredon
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Set of two twin bed headboards (or one twin bed with matching footboard and headboard) in a beautiful faux tortoise shell bamboo finish with matching mirror. Each headboard is in a c...
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20th Century American Chinoiserie Bedroom Sets

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Wood

Shell Headboard in Upholstered Fabric and horse hair filling with wooden support
By Nina Edwards Anker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Shell Bed is fabricated from wood, horse hair and organic latex. The Shell form envelopes the walnut side tables while creating a sense of shelter. Materials: organic latex foa...
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2010s American Minimalist Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage Silver / Gold Gilt Italian Hollywood Regency Shell Carved King Headboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Remarkable Vintage Hand Carved Wood Italian Hollywood Regency King Size Bed Headboard in a Silverish/Gold Leaf Original Finish with Shell and Acanthus Carved pediment with stunning s...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Beds and Bed Frames

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Wood

Shell Bed For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal shell bed for your home. Each shell bed for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and fabric. There are 3 variations of the antique or vintage shell bed you’re looking for, while we also have 6 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer shell bed, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each shell bed bearing Art Deco, Rococo or Modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one shell bed that is appealing in its simplicity, but Susanne Hollis, Circu and Ilaria Ferraro produced versions 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.