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Antiques Considered - July 3, 2013

A lady wrote that she was considering purchasing this daybed, but she hesitated over the price being $125.  I replied that from the picture it looked like a good buy.  Upon getting better resolution of the picture, I amend the use of the adjective, “good”, to replace it with “fantastic.”

 

Daybeds are always popular.  This one with its refined crotch mahogany veneer and rope-turned arms is of exceptional quality.  The secondary wood appears to be pine, and the slatting seems to be solid and sturdy.  The Hepplewhite legs often are broken on such pieces, but these give the impression of being in good shape.

Having the proper cushion made should not be that expensive.  It should be a striped fabric in keeping with the style of the 1820s when the piece was made.  The cushion also should be tufted, to be correctly of the period.  At the time, I recommend checking the veneer on the side rails for any signs of chipping.  If found, it needs addressing in order to keep the chips from getting bigger as dust cloths have a tendency to exacerbate that situation.  Before long, a small chip can become a large flake.

In the early Republic the daybed offered people a chance to pause in the course of a long day to get a few moments of down time.  Daybeds often were in second floor hallways or at the feet of large double beds.  They provided a place to rest without unmaking the large beds that were tedious to make up each morning.

This one has great lines, good integrity, and structural stability.  With the right cushion, it could become an $800. piece.  Unlike many antiques, early daybeds such as this one, have held their value despite the Recession.  They sell well both in shops and  auctions, as well as at estate sales.  This one is exceptionally good. Happy Antiquing!

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