Brass BedsOur authentic brass beds represent the true art and heritage of our company. We offer traditional solid brass beds, brass daybeds and brass canopy beds, all made by hand, one at a time by our experienced craftsmen. Some of our brass bed models have been in continuous production since our founding in 1855; a vivid representation of the longevity of our classic styling and excellence in workmanship. For generations, brass beds have been highly desirable as objects that reflect quality, sophistication and elegance. Compared with iron or steel, brass is an expensive and relatively soft metal. Due to its cost and the skill needed to properly make a brass beds, there are very few true brass beds made today. To make a quality product one must be prepared to be generous with both the quantity of brass and the care given to fabrication and finish. This is our tradition and each of our brass beds represent this commitment to you. [ read more ]
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Solid Brass Beds
Decorative parts on our brass beds are cast out of moltenMolten - Metals such as brass, steel or aluminum when heated to a liquid state. Used in the casting process to pour into molds until cooled and solidified into the desired form.
close box brass in specially prepared moldsMold - A hollow form for giving a particular shape to a material in a molten state. Upon cooling the mold is removed allowing the material to retain the desired shape. Mold making materials vary; sand, wax, plastics, aluminum and other metals are all mediums used to make molds depending on need and quality requirements.
close box. We use only traditional methods of casting such as green sand moldsGreen sand molds - Green Sand is an aggregate of sand, bentonite clay, pulverized coal and water. Its principal use is in making molds for the casting of metals. The largest portion of the aggregate is always sand.
close box and lost waxLost wax casting - The lost wax casting process, sometimes known by the French name of cire perdue, is an ancient practice that is still used for highly detailed objects and artwork today and utilizes wax in the molding process. Many of our castings are formed using this process.
close box techniques. The castingsclose box are then transferred to metal lathe machinesMetal lathe - A machine for use in working metal, steel, brass etc., that holds the material and rotates it about a horizontal axis against a tool that shapes it.
close box to accurately finish parts for precise assembly. All of the tubing is heavy wall, pure cartridge brassCartridge brass - Cartridge brass is an attractive 30% zinc brass alloy with good cold working properties and excellent patination qualities.
close box manufactured primarily in the US, with some specialty items coming from Germany and Japan.
Brass Canopy Beds
Dramatic and impressive, a brass canopy bed is the show piece of any bedroom. We offer our solid brass canopy bed in a polished or antique brass finish. Also available in stainless steel and brass.
We offer both a solid brass daybed and a stainless steel and brass daybed. Components are unique to this bed, especially cast for the design. Needing a mattress only, these daybeds come with an upholstered deck for proper support and are available with an optional pop-up trundle unit for storing another spare mattress underneath the daybed.
Brass Bed Assembly
Every brass bed is made one at a time by our craftsmen at our Rutherford, New Jersey facility. We use special machinery in our workshop to make every cut accurate and square to ensure the integrity of the brass beds design and structure. Our proprietaryProprietary - A method, item or process that is used, produced, or marketed under exclusive legal right of the inventor or maker.
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Brass Bed Finishes
True brass beds have a unique and beautiful glow that is best enhanced with simple finishes. No miracle coatings or paint can mimic the luminocityLuminocity - Glow produced by reflecting light. Describes a surface which attractively reflects light as opposed to an opaque surface which flattens and absorbs light and appears dull.
close box of a properly finished brass bed. A thin finish or coating will wear through quickly and age poorly with normal use. In contrast, our brass bed finishesBrass finish - Our traditional high quality brass finishes consist of three basic processes. Natural brass is cleaned and lightly polished to remove any tiny imperfections and sealed with a low sheen lacquer. Polishing creates a bright high gloss finish using lacquer and polishing compounds. The third is antique brass, created by converting the surface of the brass with natural processes leaving a rich darkened patina.
close box are hand applied and involve converting the surface of the brass not coating it with paint or dye. Our finishes are “soft”, meaning they are repairable and will continue to age in a natural and attractive manner with minimal care. Over time, our brass beds will develop the much sought after “patina”Patina - Wear and oxidation that occur to a finish (metal or wood) as it ages. Very sought after effect as patina gives surface a deep, rich luster.
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