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Carved Indonesian Vintage Headboard with Scrolling Foliage and Petite Balusters
Located in Yonkers, NY
A carved vintage Indonesian headboard from the mid-20th century, with scrolling foliage and petite balusters. Crafted in Indonesia, this carved wooden headboard features a bonnet-sha...
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Mid-20th Century Indonesian Vintage Headboards

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Wood

Vintage Headboard of Two Single Beds in Wood and Fabric
Located in Milano, IT
Gorgeous vintage headboard for two single wooden beds designed in the 1950s, fine Italian craftsmanship. The headboard consists of a long wooden board that acts as a wall base for th...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Lovely Bevan Funnell Single Vintage Headboard
Located in GB
We are so excited to present to you this lovely vintage single bevan funnell headboard. In the pictures, you will see that a small piece of the wood on the top right has been fixe...
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20th Century British Vintage Headboards

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Hardwood

  • Lovely Bevan Funnell Single Vintage Headboard
  • Lovely Bevan Funnell Single Vintage Headboard
  • Lovely Bevan Funnell Single Vintage Headboard
  • Lovely Bevan Funnell Single Vintage Headboard
H 39.38 in. W 43.31 in. D 2.37 in.
Vintage Thomasville Pagoda Fret Fretwork Faux Bamboo King Headboard Chippendale
By Thomasville
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Beautiful vintage Thomasville pagoda, Chinese Chippendale, fretwork fret king size headboard. This incredible vintage headboard does not come around often! This is in its original fi...
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1970s American Chinese Chippendale Vintage Headboards

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Wood

Italian Vintage Double Bed Headboard in Wood
Located in Milano, IT
The vintage headboard is made of fine Italian manufacture and suited for a double bed. The structure is in light wood. On each side there’s a small drawer that work as bedside table....
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Brass

Vintage Carved Indonesian Headboard with Scrolling Foliage and Petite Balusters
Located in Yonkers, NY
A carved vintage Indonesian headboard from the mid-20th century, with scrolling foliage and petite balusters. Crafted in Indonesia, this carved wooden headboard that could possibly f...
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Mid-20th Century Indonesian Vintage Headboards

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Wood

Vintage Walnut Headboard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This large walnut headboard is perfect for adding Mid-Century Modern style to a bedroom. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Walnut

  • Vintage Walnut Headboard
  • Vintage Walnut Headboard
  • Vintage Walnut Headboard
  • Vintage Walnut Headboard
H 42 in. W 79 in. D 3 in.
Vintage Walnut Headboard/Baseboard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A sturdy and solid headboard featuring a beautiful walnut woodgrain. This headboard is sized for full-sized beds. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Walnut

  • Vintage Walnut Headboard/Baseboard
  • Vintage Walnut Headboard/Baseboard
  • Vintage Walnut Headboard/Baseboard
  • Vintage Walnut Headboard/Baseboard
H 37 in. W 61.5 in. D 1.75 in.
Vintage Coastal Bamboo King Size Headboard
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage Coastal King Headboard. A beautiful high back shape with rows of painted bamboo. Perfect as is or easily painted any color you like. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century North American Vintage Headboards

Materials

Bamboo, Paint

  • Vintage Coastal Bamboo King Size Headboard
  • Vintage Coastal Bamboo King Size Headboard
  • Vintage Coastal Bamboo King Size Headboard
  • Vintage Coastal Bamboo King Size Headboard
H 60.25 in. W 84.5 in. D 2 in.
Vintage Coastal Rattan Arched King Headboard
Located in west palm beach, FL
Gorgeous vintage King size headboard. A chic Coastal rattan with a contemporary open design. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Vintage Headboards

Materials

Rattan

Vintage Coastal Trellis Rattan King Headboard
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage Coastal King headboard. A chic trellis design in a bright white satin finish. Perfect as is or change it to your favorite color. You decide! Acquired from a Palm Be...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Vintage Headboards

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Rattan

Vintage Midcentury Danish Headboard by Falster
By Falster Møbelfabrik
Located in Pasadena, TX
Falstar Denmark Vintage midcentury Danish headboard This warm, richly grained teak headboard is made by Danish Manufacturer, Falster. Measures: 82" W for King mattress. see ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Teak

  • Vintage Midcentury Danish Headboard by Falster
  • Vintage Midcentury Danish Headboard by Falster
  • Vintage Midcentury Danish Headboard by Falster
  • Vintage Midcentury Danish Headboard by Falster
H 34.25 in. W 82 in. D 1.25 in.
Vintage Coastal Faceted Bamboo Twin Headboards, Pair
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fantastic pair of vintage Coastal twin headboard. A beautiful faceted design frame with parquet rattan inset panels. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Vintage Headboards

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Bamboo, Rattan

Vintage Coastal Cerused Pencil Reed Queen Headboard
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fantastic vintage Coastal Queen headboard. Beautiful pencil reed construction in a chic cerused finish. Minor scuffs and blemishes appropriate to its age and use.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Vintage Headboards

Materials

Reed

Vintage Coastal Chevron Pencil Reed Full Headboard
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fabulous vintage Coastal Full size headboard. Chic Chevron pencil reed in an arched design. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Vintage Headboards

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Reed

  • Vintage Coastal Chevron Pencil Reed Full Headboard
  • Vintage Coastal Chevron Pencil Reed Full Headboard
  • Vintage Coastal Chevron Pencil Reed Full Headboard
  • Vintage Coastal Chevron Pencil Reed Full Headboard
H 46.25 in. W 54.25 in. D 1.25 in.
Vintage Coastal Chinese Chippendale Rattan Queen Headboard
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage Queen headboard. Beautiful arched design with the coveted Chinese Chippendale motif. Inset woven rattan panels. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Chinese Chippendale Vintage Headboards

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Rattan

Vintage French Armchair & Queen Headboard Country French
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a Vintage Country French matching armchair & queen headboard custom upholstery Cushion is soft. Appr...
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1960s French Provincial Vintage Headboards

Materials

Cotton

Vintage Henredon Furniture “Circa 1990” Queen Headboard
By Henredon
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage Henredon Furniture queen headboard from the “Circa 1990” collection. The headboard is mahogany wood with black ebonized lacquered edges. The headboard has storage behind all ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Mahogany

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 Vintage Headboards

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Brass

  • Vintage Modern King-Size Brass Bed Headboard
  • Vintage Modern King-Size Brass Bed Headboard
  • Vintage Modern King-Size Brass Bed Headboard
  • Vintage Modern King-Size Brass Bed Headboard
H 38.25 in. W 78 in. D 1.25 in.
Vintage Postmodern Lacquered Rougier Cal King Headboard
By Roger Rougier
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Now available is a freestanding white lacquered Cal King headboard! Measures approximately 95.5W x 9D x 26.75T. Inner dimensions is 74W.. Very good condition with very light surf...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Vintage Headboards

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Lacquer

Vintage Brown Jordan Rising Sun King Headboard
By Brown Jordan
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Organic modern rattan bamboo king headboard by Brown Jordan Fantastic vintage king-size headboard from Brown Jordan with a woven rattan rising sun and rattan sunrays extending out...
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Late 20th Century American Organic Modern Vintage Headboards

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Rattan

Vintage Brutalist Wooden Headboard by Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Brutalist wooden headboard by Lane Furniture that is sure to add character to any bedroom with its eye-catching assortment of sculpted details. Please confirm item location with sell...
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Mid-20th Century Brutalist Vintage Headboards

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Wood

Vintage Hollywood Regency Modern Brass Designer Bed / Headboard
By Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
High End Crafted Hollywood Regency Modern Headboard manner of Paul Mccobb 40.25 height to top of the top brass Bar.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Brass

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Paul McCobb Headboards
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pasadena, TX
Paul McCobb Paul McCobb’s furniture and interior designs of the 1950s rank alongside Russell Wright, Gustav Stickley, and Heywood-Wakefield as marked staples in modern design. Pau...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Brass

Vintage Coastal Bent Rattan Twin Headboards, a Pair
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fabulous vintage coastal Twin headboards. Beautiful bent rattan in a charming swirl design. Inset panels of trellis rattan. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Vintage Headboards

Materials

Rattan

Vintage Coastal Printed Shell Upholstered Twin Headboards, a Pair
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic pair of vintage Coastal headboards. Beautiful printed sell design in brilliant colors. Beautiful rushed trim with welting detail. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century North American Vintage Headboards

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Shell, Rush

Vintage Mirrored Headboard in the Style of Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A mesmerizing headboard in the style of Paul Evans, this vintage piece is full of Mid-Century Modern extravagance that is sure to attract attention and brighten up any bedroom. Bed f...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Metal

Vintage 1970s Ombré Wicker Queen Headboard & Nightstands, 3 Pieces
Located in Harlingen, TX
A vintage 1970's Palm Beach Regency bedroom set consisting of a full or queen size arch shape wicker headboard with two coordinating nightstands. Recently refinished in light blue/gr...
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1970s Hollywood Regency Vintage Headboards

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Wicker, Wood

Vintage Pennsylvania House Chippendale Georgian Style Cherry Full Size Headboard
By Pennsylvania House
Located in Dayton, OH
Circa 1960s Chippendale headboard by Pennsylvania House. Made from Cherry with an interlaced splat back.  
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1960s Georgian Vintage Headboards

Materials

Cherry

Late 20th Century Vintage Coastal Pencil Reed King Headboard
Located in west palm beach, FL
Vintage Coastal King size headboard. Beautiful cerused pencil reed construction in a low arch design. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Vintage Headboards

Materials

Reed

Vintage Coastal Cerused Pencil Reed Arched Twin Headboards, a Pair
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage Coastal twin headboards. Beautiful pencil reed construction in a chic cerused finish. An overlapping arched design. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Vintage Headboards

Materials

Reed

Vintage Mid-Century King Size Headboard by John Widdicomb Furniture
By John Widdicomb
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional traditional mid-century king size headboard by John Widdicomb Furniture. Features a painted white, green and pink finish.  
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1980s American French Provincial Vintage Headboards

Materials

Wood, Paint

Pair of Vintage Coastal Headboards in Natural Woven Fibers, Full Size
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pair of Artisan-made headboards in natural abaca fibers, expertly hand-woven over ebonized wood frames. Full size headboards feature woven patterns with organic textures for the perf...
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1990s Philippine Organic Modern Vintage Headboards

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Rattan, Seagrass

Chrome Tube Vintage Mid-Century Modern Four Arch Full-Size Headboard
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome four arch chrome tube Mid-Century Modern full-size headboard. It is in wonderful vintage condition with normal wear. There are no outstanding flaws but only a few small nick...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Chrome

Vintage French Provincial Cane Panel Carved Wood King Size Bed Headboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French provincial cane panel carved wood king size bed headboard. Item features a cane central panel, white washed finish, solid wood frame, beautiful wood grain, distressed ...
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Vintage Headboards

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Wood

Vintage English Made Mahogany Chippendale Style 4 Chairback King Size Headboard
By Arthur Brett
Located in North Salem, NY
English made vintage Chippendale style Mahogany four chairback king size headboard. Each pierced back-splat hand carved.
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Late 20th Century English Chippendale Vintage Headboards

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Mahogany

Vintage 1970s Spanish Panelled Mirror & Bamboo Lined Wooden Bed Headboard
Located in Malaga, ES
Vintage 1970s Spanish panelled mirror and bamboo lined wooden headboard.
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Late 20th Century Spanish Vintage Headboards

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Bamboo

Vintage Nautical Ship Wheel Queen / Full Size Headboard, Circa 1960s
Located in Germantown, MD
Vintage Nautical Ship Wheel Queen or Full Size Headboard in very good condition. Oak in walnut finish. Measures 60" W x 51"H. W3 lower rear right.
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Mid-20th Century Vintage Headboards

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Vintage Modern Queen Rosewood Brass Plate Headboard
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Topeka, KS
Beautiful vintage modern queen headboard by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Comprised of gorgeous rosewood veneer and brass plated steel bands. Gorgeous condition, keeping in mind t...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Headboards

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Steel, Brass

Vintage Paul Evans Goop Style Disc Bar Door, Brutalist Headboard Wall Art
By Paul Evans
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
We are not sure how this door from the Paul Evans disc bar became orphaned from its unit, but this is an excellent opportunity to get the Paul Evans custom look for a fraction of the...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Acrylic, Plaster

Vintage French Tufted Leather Queen or Full Size Curved Wood Frame Headboard
Located in Centennial, CO
A gorgeous, vintage 1940s, or perhaps earlier, French tufted green gray leather headboard. The curve of the headboard envelopes the head of the mattress and gives this piece such cha...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Vintage Headboards

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Metal

Vintage 1960s George Nakashima Woven Cane & Wood Pagoda King Bed Headboard
By George Nakashima
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Vintage 1960s George Nakashima for Widdicomb King Size bed headboard. Pagoda style with flared tips at each end. Wood frame with original woven cane. Fits king size bed. Measures...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Cane, Wood

Vintage German Clam, Headboard Spot Sconces or Shelf Wall Lights, 1980s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Fully adjustable wall lights. Up/Down and to all sides. Even the depth of the bulb/socket can be adjusted. These lights are made from hard black plastic with red modular centerpoints...
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1980s Modern Vintage Headboards

Materials

Plastic

Vintage Modern to Postmodern Arched Rising Sun Pattern Oak & Cane King Headboard
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful vintage modern to postmodern arched rising sun pattered oak and cane king sized headboard. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will hav...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Vintage Headboards

Materials

Cane, Oak, Walnut

Two Vintage Headboards
By William Morris American
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Two Moroccan style vintage headboards covered in blush pink Calvin linen.
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20th Century American Other Vintage Headboards

Materials

Linen

  • Two Vintage Headboards
  • Two Vintage Headboards
  • Two Vintage Headboards
  • Two Vintage Headboards
H 64 in. W 53 in. D 2 in.
King Headboard, Vintage Headboard in King Size
Located in Glendale, CA
Beautiful Vintage headboard. In gold finish. Will fit a King size mattress. Can be repainted in the color of your choice.
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20th Century Louis XV Vintage Headboards

Gilded Wrought Iron Vintage Headboard
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Extraordinaire and unique gilded wrought iron vintage headboard. Elegant swirls that is inspired by the iconic peacock chairs. It would be a perfect fit for a single bed in the guest...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Wrought Iron

  • Gilded Wrought Iron Vintage Headboard
  • Gilded Wrought Iron Vintage Headboard
  • Gilded Wrought Iron Vintage Headboard
  • Gilded Wrought Iron Vintage Headboard
H 32.49 in. W 47.25 in. D 0.4 in.
G Plan Teak Continental Headboard Retro Vintage Floating Nightstands
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive G Plan teak and black leatherette cushioned continental headboard.
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Mid-20th Century English Vintage Headboards

Materials

Teak

Vintage Upholstered Headboard in the Manner of Tommi Parzinger
Located in Asheville, NC
A beautiful custom upholstered headboard in the manner of Tommi Parzinger with fine gilt finials. Quite a striking piece. Headboard fits a double/full bed. Matching fabric bedspread ...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

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Upholstery, Giltwood

King Size Vintage Italian Giltwood Neoclassical Headboard, circa 1940
Located in Houston, TX
An attractive vintage Italian neoclassical giltwood king size headboard circa 1940 measuring 76" wide. The symmetrical scrolled flourishes are highlighted with the carved and gilded ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Vintage Headboards

Materials

Wood, Silk

Polished Chrome King Headboard Upholstered in Vintage Jack Lenor Larsen Fabric
By Jack Lenor Larsen
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Truly striking, polished chrome headboard upholstered in iconic velvet fabric by Jack Lenor Larsen. Colors are brilliant and deep and the design is beautiful. Jack Lenor Larsen at ...
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1960s American Vintage Headboards

Materials

Chrome

Lucite and Chrome Four Post Canopy Bed King-Size Vintage Headboard Mid-Century
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Incredible vintage mid century modern, Lucite and chrome bed in the style of Charles Hollis Jones, four post canopy style, king-size, includes headboard, side rails, footboard, posts...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Vintage Headboards

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Queen-Size Bed, Sculpted Mid-Century Headboard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique vintage headboard features stunning sculptural wood design in a rich natural finish. Perfect high profile headboard for completing your vintage bedroom set. Fits queen-si...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

Mirrored Vintage Tufted Headboard
Located in Norwalk, CT
Mirrored Vintage Queen Headboard Newly Upholstered in Silver Grey Fabric
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

Luciano Frigerio Vintage Brass Headboard
By Luciano Frigerio
Located in New York, NY
Luciano Frigerio vintage brass headboard Italian, circa 1960.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Headboards

Materials

Brass

Lovely Vintage Double Hardwood Headboard
Located in GB
We are so excited to present to you this lovely vintage Cherrywood headboard. It has some scuffs on both sides of the front of the headboard which is in the pictures, the price of...
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20th Century British Vintage Headboards

Materials

Hardwood

  • Lovely Vintage Double Hardwood Headboard
  • Lovely Vintage Double Hardwood Headboard
  • Lovely Vintage Double Hardwood Headboard
  • Lovely Vintage Double Hardwood Headboard
H 45.28 in. W 63.19 in. D 5.71 in.
Vintage Coastal Woven Rattan King Headboard
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fantastic vintage Coastal King headboard. Beautiful woven rattan in a chic arched design. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Vintage Headboards

Materials

Rattan

  • Vintage Coastal Woven Rattan King Headboard
  • Vintage Coastal Woven Rattan King Headboard
  • Vintage Coastal Woven Rattan King Headboard
  • Vintage Coastal Woven Rattan King Headboard
H 49.5 in. W 77.5 in. D 2 in.
Vintage King Sized Rattan Upholstered Headboard
Located in Atlanta, GA
Upholstered king sized headboard of twisted rattan.
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Vintage Headboards

Materials

Rattan, Bamboo, Upholstery

Vintage Coastal Crosshatch Bamboo King Headboard
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage coastal King headboard. Beautiful crosshatch bamboo on an inset woven rattan panel. Bundled reed columns. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century Vintage Headboards

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan, Reed

Pair of Vintage French-Style Headboards
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Pair of Louis XV style twin size headboards with carved white-with-yellow-glaze frames and natural cane panels.
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XV Vintage Headboards

Materials

Cane, Wood

  • Pair of Vintage French-Style Headboards
  • Pair of Vintage French-Style Headboards
  • Pair of Vintage French-Style Headboards
  • Pair of Vintage French-Style Headboards
H 43.5 in. W 41.25 in. D 4.5 in.
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Vintage Headboards For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of vintage headboards available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique vintage headboards was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and natural fiber. Vintage headboards have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Vintage headboards bearing Mid-Century Modern or Hollywood Regency hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Milo Baughman, Heywood-Wakefield Co. and Mastercraft each produced beautiful vintage headboards that are worth considering.

How Much are Vintage Headboards?

Vintage headboards can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,250, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $10,500.

Furniture of the 20th Century

Gaetano Sciolari furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gaetano Sciolari collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 687 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gaetano Sciolari furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $153 and tops out at $28,437, while pieces like these can sell for $2,400 on average.

Finding the Right Beds and Bed Frames for You

We find relaxation and solace in our bedrooms, which are often the most cherished rooms of a home. Your antique, new or vintage 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.

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