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rope bed
rope bed  
We purchased this bed a number of years ago in Steamboat Springs, CO.  Can you help us with an approximate time period in which this bed may have been made and an approximate value if possible.  Any other information regarding this bed would be appreciated.  

Some dimensions:

Siderails:  3" x 3" x 71"  outside to outside = 50.5"
Headboard/Footboard bottom rails = 3" x 3" x 45"
Rope pegs:  siderails 7" on center   HB/FB = 6" on center
HB/FB attached to siderails via metal threaded bolts
Corner posts 41.75" high

Thank you for your time and effort.

Hi Diane,

With no makers name and the fact that it is an earlier bed, there is not too much information that anyone can provide you with.  Your bed dates to about 1860 to 1880.

In addition to the term rope bed, these beds were often also called spindle beds or Jenny Lind
beds. As far as value is concerned, there are not too many buyers today looking for rope beds
since it is an ordeal to properly fit them with with intertwined rope. it would be better to fit the side rails with angle irons to hold a box spring mattress.  Another issue is that due to the beds dimensions and to insure a proper fit, a custom mattress will need to be made.

As far as value in today's world, $175. to $250. is a range I feel is a realistic price
for as bed wit very little demand.

Best of luck with it.

George E. Harrison III  

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