Antique Berkey & Gay Twin Bed – Before and After

I found this bed a number of years ago in one of my favorite junkin’ spots and even though it had some terrible damage to one section, I HAD to have it!  It’s a gorgeous caned piece with lovely trim by Berkey and Gay and is signed.  The condition was really good except for the one spot-a crucial one since one of the fabulous rails has to be inserted there and wood was missing!

~SOLD!~

Before

Before

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missing wood (and no way to attach the rail and use the bed!)

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the rails!

Fast forward that number of years-we have a partner in the shop who is fabulous with those weird fixes so I turned it over to her and she graciously agreed to fix it and paint it too-thank you, MIss Evie!

She fixed it and told us what we needed to finish repairing it and make it function again-then she painted and painted and painted – using several American Paint Company paints – then waxed it:

the headboard

the headboard

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part of the pretty rail

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inside the foot board – can’t show you the side with the trim

A beautiful set and repair!!

Be sure to click on the pictures and enlarge them for details!

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