Thank you for the interest in our furniture! You are interested in purchasing one of our restored, vintage beds and will need information on what type of mattress and box spring to use. Vintage beds are gorgeous, solid wood and sturdy. They were made in a time when quality mattered and workmanship was important. The vintage beds we offer for sale are usually circa 1920-1970. Beds from this time period were made to fit homes of the period, they were not generally the tall, oversized beds that we think of today that will accommodate oversized, heavy pillow top mattresses and box springs. Vintage beds were made to accommodate a combination box spring and mattress no higher than 17.5" tall, combined. This is called "A Standard Box Spring and Mattress", or "Low Profile" mattress and box spring. Today's pillow top mattresses and box springs are usually extremely heavy and oversized, certainly not appropriate for beds made prior to 1980. Using a mattress any taller than 14"- 17" will cover up the beauty and detailing of your vintage bed. If you do choose to use a pillow top mattress on your vintage bed, it should be no higher (deeper) than 14"-17" and used in combination with a Bunkie board which will be used instead of a box spring. Please take into consideration the weight of the mattress, some can be extreme and your vintage bed was never intended to handle this type of heavy mattress. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions before purchase. 1-860-966-7149
Juniper Hill Antiques will not be responsible for damage occurring to a bed due to an oversized mattress and box spring.
What is a "Standard Box Spring and Mattress?"
What type of mattress and box spring will I need for my vintage bed?