Antique beds have elegant qualities that aren’t often imitated in modern pieces. Antique furniture is made from real pieces of wood carved and sanded by hand tools and then put together with tongue-and-groove methods. Tongue-and-groove means that the pieces have no nails, staples, adhesives, or other non-wood items holding the furniture together. Instead each piece is cut to fit into the next piece without needing anything artificial to hold them together.
If you are in the market for an antique mahogany bed, be prepared to pay far more for it than you would for a typical, modern bed. Antique mahogany beds will last longer than all but the highest-end contemporary furniture, which means that members of your family can use it for generations to come.
When you are out looking for an antique bed, take your time. In the time of mass merchandising, many consumers are used to finding one type of furniture and then finding identical furniture in the size and finish you want. With antique shopping, you will need to take the time to touch each piece of furniture. Spend some time looking at the edges of the bed. Examine the corners to see how well put together the bed is.
Take your time touching the bed and looking underneath it as well. Because antique furniture pieces are unique, you should check the furniture out completely before purchasing it. Although beds now come in fairly standard sizes, that is not the case with antique beds. Measure the bed frame of the antique mahogany bed you are considering to help make sure that you will be able to find sheets and comforters to fit the bed. Purchasing an antique mahogany bed is something that should take some time. These beds will last for ages if cared for properly, so take time to get the best bed you can now.