Antique Twin Beds
Antique twin beds can be valuable to the right buyer.
Additionally, antique Twin Beds can be rare to find.
(Of course, manufacturers did not start standardizing mattress sizes until after the Civil War. So, older beds can come in a variety of widths and lengths.)
Bohemians sold this beautiful pair of antique twin beds in the fall of 2018 for between $1200 and $1500.
Here are the specifications and description on this particular set of antique twin beds:
- Item: Twin Size Antique Mahogany Twin Beds (Price is for the pair)
- Age & Condition: Circa 1900. Refinished and Restored.
- Dimensions: Inner dimensions: 32″ wide x 76″ long. Height of Posts 54″ tall.
Antique Beds Description
Beautiful mahogany antique beds. These beautifully carved antique beds have incredible posters and very pretty headboards. Of course, they are twin size beds, but they accommodate a slightly narrower mattress.
Twin Size Beds
These twin size beds have very pretty details. Obviously, the carved posters on these twin beds are incredibly detailed. Additionally, the headboards have carved flowers and detail along the edges. The side rails are nice and thick mahogany wood.
These beds have a slightly narrower dimension than modern twin size beds. These antique bed frames have only 32″ of width between the side rails. The outer width measurement is 35″. Thus, these beds can fit a modern twin box-spring and twin mattress only if we attach side brackets on top of the rails. Otherwise, a smaller bunk bed mattress can be used instead.
Despite these small roadblocks, these antique beds bring so much style, beauty and charm to any home. The tall posters and carved headboards are too sweet to miss!
Our restoration team refinished these lovely twin beds. As you can see from the photos, the beds have a great almost “like new” condition. Thus, these precious turn of the century beds should last for decades more!
How Much are Antique Twin Beds Worth?
Antique twin beds could be worth $100 a piece if they are simple or in bad condition. Finer antique twin beds could be worth as much as $1500 (or more) a piece if they are in beautiful, pristine condition.
Really, the value of antique twin beds (or any antique beds for that matter) comes down to their quality, usefulness as beds (are they sturdy and fit tightly to the rails) and their beauty.
Of course, finer woods like mahogany, walnut and cherry make twin beds especially valuable.
Finally, extra details like inlay and fine carving make antique twin beds especially desirable.
We hope you enjoyed this discussion on the value of antiques! If you are curious about other odd sized beds, check out the Value of this Antique Carved Bed!