Carved Antique Rope Bed
Firstly, the bed has an ornate paneled headboard with shell carving and ornate leaves and fruit. Also, it has a nice foot-board with spindle quilt rail and posts.
Of course, the bed bolts together nice and tightly and would have originally been strung with a rope foundation. Presently, metal brackets have been added to lay a foundation or wooden platform.
The antique bed is what is often called a “three quarter’s size,” which means it is slightly smaller than a full or double sized bed. A special mattress that is 48″ x 72″ long will fit in the established frame. These are available for purchase online.
The bed is in good antique condition. However, it does have some finish issues on the inside of the quilt rail and on a small corner of the headboard. Please see photos.