As is always the case, I make mention of the depleted supply of beds that seem to be showing up. It stands to reason…..there were a finite number that were made back n the 1800’s, as time goes on and more and more people get turned on to them, fewer of them are going to be available. It’s obvious that a day will come when the majority of all the beds will have ended up in private homes. When that time comes……prices are going to “skyrocket” and very few people are going to be able to afford them.
So what will happen when that time comes? People will still want antique iron beds. But to satisfy the demand at the rate people are going to consume them, a different period of bed is going to become more popular. That period is going to be the plainer styles that were made from the early 1900’s. Beds of this period had next to no scrolls or detailed castings. Much of the time they were made with large metal panels and sometimes perforated metal panels.
People that thought enough or got lucky and bought a beautiful Victorian bed, when they were available, are really going to be in the drivers seat when it comes to naming their price, if and when they ever decide to sell.
Remember………. anything that was made in limited finite numbers will continue to go up and up in value.
So if I could give advice to anyone considering a bed…….. I’d say……. don’t wait.
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