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Birkey and Gay painted furniture floral. Full size sleigh…

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Birkey and Gay painted furniture floral

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Full size sleigh bed with floral pattern on headboard and footboard, with circular metal stamped Birkey & Gay Furniture on rear of headboard.

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Not that I can see. I saw a nightstand on ebay with the same pattern several years ago. I'm looking to paint the bed but not the floral section and seeking appliques etc in same pattern if possible to recreate furniture to match, not so much the value. Inherited the bed with no dressers etc.

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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 months ago
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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 months ago

I am correct in that you are looking for Decals that were used by Berkey and Gay ?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I am looking to replicate some nightstands and possibly a dresser/chest of drawers to match the headboard. I can paint to match the base color, but I'm no good at replicating the flowers and leaves. Hoping to buy some that will work.
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 months ago

Hello

That would be great, and very pretty. I have seen their hand painted items.

I have had painted furniture replicated like this. What you need to do is take a really good picture of what you want to paint on the other pieces. Get as good a pictures as you can get, then take those to your local Graphic Design company and ask them to make you either water slide on decals or the peel and stick kind. Some design places still create the kind you wet , then slide onto the item. This will get you the same look as to what is on the bed, they can even create a muted look if that is how the bed looks now.

I have done this on vintage baby cribs, kitchen cabinets and other items.

If for some reason you cannot find someone local look on Etsy for Decals, there are a lot of sellers on there making vintage decals.

Berkey and Gay would not have any of these old decals. You can see their history here, they closed in 1948

http://www.furniturecityhistory.org/company/3391/berkey-and-gay-furniture-co

Hope this helps you, gives you ideas on how to get the decals you are wanting.

It was a pleasure working for you. If you have more items you need values for. Just send to "Glenda Only" I would be happy to help.
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