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Sat May 23, 2015, 02:58 PM

Have you ever tried to sell a vintage bed?

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Our local antique dealers don't want beds, not even solid brass ones from the '80s.

Any suggestions?

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 03:20 PM

1. What size is it?

I'm looking to buy a bed (Queen Size) but not the mattress.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #1)

Sat May 23, 2015, 03:23 PM

2. Queen (no mattress included) with all rails, screws, nuts and bolts.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 03:44 PM

3. no one seems to want good furniture anymore

the cheap stuff is so available, I have a solid cherry wood dining set I paid 5K ro in the late 70's - no takers, At some point I would want to sell my solid oak carved set (weighs a ton, but solid oak and deeply carved the doors are like 6 inches thick) absolutely no one in my family is interested. No person answers the ads. I also paid 5K for that set in the late 60's

Now people want cheap light junk, not something you can't move.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #3)

Sat May 23, 2015, 03:55 PM

4. We also have two seriously antique chairs Mr ITW inherited from an uncle.

I don't want to 'give' them away. The seat and back fabric against the dark carved wood is beautiful. That's the one I'm willing to bet is worth the most. The second chair is a lighter carved wood.

I think we'll be able to sell the two (1986) dark wood and glass curio cabinets easily.

I wish you luck getting your pieces sold.

Unlike what we have the light weigh cheap furniture won't last.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #4)

Sat May 23, 2015, 05:14 PM

5. I actually have been considering asking some restored older homes taht are used for tours if

they want my bedroom set,. It may be only 45 years old, but it looks like it is a few hundred years old because of the deep carving. then write it off as a tax deduction.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #5)

Sat May 23, 2015, 05:20 PM

6. If nothing else you'll enjoy visiting those homes.





I'm going across the river into the ritzy towns to visit a few dealers I passed when they were closed.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 07:19 PM

7. I want it! Gorgeous!

But unless you are somewhere near south central PA, Maryland, or Virginia, I can't get to it, boo hoo.

Though we will be heading to Jersey but not until mid-July.

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Response to DebJ (Reply #7)

Sat May 23, 2015, 07:27 PM

8. I'd be willing to deliver it if you are talking north Jersey.

I'm in upstate New York.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 08:00 PM

9. It's really pretty!

Are you moving, ITW?

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #9)

Sat May 23, 2015, 08:13 PM

10. Thank you. I loved sleeping it for years until I purchased my oak canopy bed.

I moved the brass bed into our guest room back in 2007. The bed has been in storage since we moved in 2012 because I no longer have room for it. One of the queen size beds should have a new home.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 01:48 AM

11. I got into a bidding war for an antique bed and lost.

Of course, it was vintage 1930's

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