What is this - an old bedhead?

timbo59November 20, 2013

I recently found this item in the garage of a house we bought. I have no idea what it is. Could it be a built-in bedhead, or something from over a mantlepiece? The glass section across the top has a long incandescent light bulb mounted behind it.

Anyone have any ideas?

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calliope

It's probably fairly new, that being a subjective term. IOW not antique, I'd say seventies looking. The term for the part of furniture at the head of the bed frame is headboard. ;-) Not trying to correct you so much as if you ask someone else, so they know what you are referring to. I dunno what it is, but sure looks from the picture like is sits atop something else, like you said.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 5:22PM
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ineffablespace

It's a headboard from the late 1960s or early 1970s at the very earliest. Its kind of country-hippy-Holly Hobbie fushion.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 11:05PM
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dees_1

It appears to be a headboard from a waterbed set. Post 1970 for sure; most likely from late 80s early 90s.

It would have bolted on to the waterbed frame from underneath, probably using L brackets.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 1:38PM
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lazy_gardens

My old boyfriend's waterbed headboard!

BTW, those things were usually really SOLID pine, so if you need some sturdy shelving, take it apart.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 2:07PM
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