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!





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


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


part of the pretty rail


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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