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Forum topic by exvaguy posted 05-07-2018 01:44 AM 313 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2018 01:44 AM

Hi all. Not sure which area this should be in…I was recommended to ask my question here from a current member as he felt it was the best place. I need to give a little background though. I have a bed that’s been in the family since the mid 1800’s. The bed is a Queen size but it is a little smaller that the average Queen mattress but a Queen will fit but it doesn’t like it. The bed was my bed from the time I was 13-23 and my daughters for a few years. It was made in the central VA area around Charlottesville. I don’t know what type of wood was used. I looked all over it and am unable to find any markings other than a black 504 near the top of the back of the headboard. I am looking to sell it b/c I now live in the Idaho area and have been lugging it around with me for 30 years and am getting sick of it. Here are some pics I am wondering what would be a reasonable price or if its sellable. I do realize that it is going to take some cleaning up b/c its been in a garage for about 6 months. Here are the Pics…please let me know if you need anything to help the process..

The Footboard


Headboard



Bottom leg of the headboard…

Not sure what its called but its where the mattress and box springs go and it connects the headboard to the foot board


The hook where it fits to head board

Marking

Grain


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#1 posted 05-07-2018 05:37 PM

The number may be a production factory identification number. As for value, I would start at $300 and look for interest. Advertise in a local paper or Craigs list. If no hits, wait a month or two and lower the price to $150. A lack of interest may indicate it is not worth what you think. You might also try an antique shop that would take it on consignment. Good luck!

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