Someone has been bugging me to list this twin bed set for 3 or 4 years so i consented to do so the other day when he called. This is what is known as a show stopper. I have been piddling with antiques for nearly 50 years and have never seen or owned a better twin bed set.
Here we have an r j horner twin bed set created by horner in his french style. They are of course mahogany with the finest grain you will ever find on a furniture piece of mahogany. The beds are thick, that is the head and foot board.They have wonderful form and beauty and are as you can see carved to death. The high boy as you also see matches the beds. The high boy is just the very best and will take your breath away. It is serpentine in the front as well as the sides. The beds have high dollar box springs and mattress. They do not go with the set, but i would sell them at a very discounted price. I have about 1000 each in the box springs and mattress including the comforter set. I would sell them for 300 each if someone buys the set and wants them.
To my knowledge no one has ever slept on them. I have 8 bedrooms up stairs and really don't have many overnighters and i don't remember them ever being used. I have the box springs and mattress sitting on slats that attach to the bed rails, should you want the top of the mattress lower, the box spring and mattress can rest on the floor between the rails and lower the top about 10 inches.
The mahogany grain on the beds and high boy is not to be surpassed, it is the very best. The condition of the set is mint, but i can't say mint because it is over 120 years old and must have a few little bumps and bruises here and there but none noticeable.
It is museum quality however. The rails fit into the head and foot boards with dowels and are then bolted together within the rails and it is as solid as ever and does not wiggle, wobble or move in any shape , form , or fashion. I have never had anyone in my home, be they antique lovers or just people that were not into antiques, that did not comment about these beds. The beds are 80 inches long, head board is 68 inches tall, the foot board 39.5 inches tall, and they are 48 inches wide.
The high boy, you will never see a better one, is 50 inches tall, 21 inches deep, and 45 inches wide. All the hardware is original and all the drawers slide in and out without restriction, they slide like butter.This set is quite heavy and is made the very best construction wise. If you would be interested in other furniture pieces to go with this set or just want them. I have a wonderful large full dresser and with mirror and high chest and mirror that almost match this set. If interested let me know. Again, the mattress and box springs do not, do not go with this set, but can be bought if you want them for 600.00. I can help arrange for transport should that be of benefit to anyone. Thanks for looking and good luck. The item "Antique r j horner french mahogany twin bed set with high boy dresser the best" is in sale since Tuesday, February 12, 2013. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Dressers & Vanities\1800-1899". The seller is "jjtune" and is located in Salem, Missouri.
This item can be shipped to United States.