A picture of the headboard to an antique bed that we bought last year.
A close up of the detail on the headboard. Unfortunately, we are unable to use the bed at the moment. We can’t find a mattress to fit it without special ordering one due to the measurements (I think it is 110×190). Not an option for the moment since it is too expensive for us.
More detail on the bed.
I was playing around with a shot I took of the armoire. It is a piture of one of the flowers that was handcarved into our antique armoire. I have no idea how old the armoire is. The man we bought it from thought it was made around the 1950’s. Who knows? No matter. It’s just beautiful.
One of the doors to the armoire.
The top half of the armoire is shown here. The handcarved flowers are in the top middle above the mirror. We have started restoration of it but one corner was damaged by water and is now warped. I have no clue how to fix it. When we have more money we will make sure to do it right. As it sat the first day in our bedroom ( which we don’t use as a bedroom-there is no mattress on the bed), I marveled at the workmanship of this armoire. There are no fixtures holding it together. The armoire fits together in such a way that it won’t fall apart. No nails or screws are used to keep it standing. So, you can see why it makes me a little nervous to use it until we get the corner fixed.
Why in the world did we buy these pieces of furniture if we couldn’t use them? Good question. We didn’t realize that the bed required a mattress in a size no longer readily available and were not aware of the damage to the armoire when we looked at it the first time. Maybe, we just set it up wrong. That is not out of the question since the top was so heavy and hard to fit on the body of the armoire holding it all in place.
Are we happy we bought these pieces of furniture? Yes, I have fallen in love with them. I adore antiques.
We paid 500 Euro for the armoire, bed, chester drawers, and two mirrors that match. Delivery was included in the price as well. I have no idea if that was a good price in France but in America it is was steal.