Over 30 Years of Restoring Brass Beds
From simple repairs to full restoration and polishing, we restore brass beds the RIGHT way.
We completely disassemble the beds – down to all the individual parts – and make any necessary repairs before we polish all the pieces. We then make sure each piece is cleansed of polishing compounds and residue, then lacquer all the individual parts. Once the lacquer has cured, we then assemble the beds, admire them in their original glory, and send them out to you, ready to use again.
Why do we see so many old brass beds?
Brass beds were originally simple and plain. Throughout the centuries, designs have become increasingly elaborate and can contain extensive ornamentation such as porcelain finials. Some brass bed styles include Traditional, Art Deco, Victorian, Transitional, Edwardian and Contemporary.
Actual brass beds consisting of headboards and footboards from France, where it was discovered that a phylum infestation that had plagued mankind for ages was eradicated by the copper oxide brass emits. The worms would leave the human body during the egg-laying part of their cycle, deposit the eggs on the head and footboards, and then, after hatching, the tiny worms would ball up and roll into contact with the body, reenter, and began their cycle again. Exposure to copper oxide kept the worm eggs from hatching, thus breaking the cycle of infection.
By 1860, the French were exporting almost 10,000 beds per week. Other countries’ patent archives illustrate brass beds arriving in countries like Canada and the USA.