One of the more unique and collectible beds I’ve come across over the years is one we lovingly refer to as the “Grapes of Wrath” bed. It’s thought that it was a “commissioned” bed for the owner of a vineyard. Although rare…….. it wasn’t uncommon for an affluent customer to “commission” a foundry to design and construct a unique “one of a kind” bed, that would have all the molds distroyed after the pouring of one bed. Some of these “commissioned” beds are priceless. Here is the “Grapes of Wrath” bed and the grape castings that have an incredible amount of detailing.
Ironically enough, this particular bed, that I surmised was designed and built for someone who had something to do with a vineyard or wine………. I ended up selling to a couple that lived in Germany, and owned a vineyard. Although it was a beautiful bed with incredibly detailed castings…….. it’s audience was limited to those who had a strong attraction to “grapes”. Not an design item readily sought.
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