Over the weekend, I found a January 1954 House Beautiful article that touted the "Return of the Brass Bed". The first thing that came to my mind were those shiny brass Victorian beds. But then the article showed a few examples that made me realize that brass beds can actually be quite fetching. Personally, I prefer brass that's hand rubbed rather than polished. And clean lines appeal to me more than curves and swirls. Maybe it is time for the return of the brass bed. Although, if all brass beds were as good looking as these, then there would be no "return" per se because they wouldn't have gone out of style in the first place.
(Bed at top was designed by Paul McCobb, while the brass campaign bed was Baker)
Baker Brass Headboard from Pamela Lerner Antiques (looks similar to that featured in House Beautiful)
Jacques Adnet bed. Leather and brass over steel frame. Available from Pascal Boyer Gallery. For those who can only handle a touch of brass.
Nickel and brass campaign bed by Maison Jansen, available through Wright Now
Acid Etched Brass Headboard by Mastercraft, from Assemblage Ltd.