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Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
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Experience:  40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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I have an antique spool bed that is full size, cherry wood.

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I have an antique spool bed that is full size, cherry wood. I'm not sure it is a Jenny Lind, what else could it be? I have photo if you would like to see it.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 5 years ago.

Hi my name is Glenda,

Thank you for choosing us for your Appraisal needs.


This is what is called a Spool Post Bed, with Center Slats. With a Jenny Lind bed the entire head board and foot board is little spools that run from side to side. It looks like this:

Your bed is from the 1930's-1950's Maple, and it is currenlty estimated to sell on the secondary retail market for an average of 450.00-550.00, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, I would check with your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for. As antiques and collectibles are subject in selling price to different areas across the country..( Larger Metropolitan Areas bring higher prices then Smaller Cities. )
So be sure to check your local area. This will give you an idea of what it goes for in your area, then you can decide to sell locally or at one of the online markets.


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