Vintage Union National Chinoiserie Fretwork Style King Headboard Black with Floral Design & Distressed Finish


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Paint, Wood


DATE: Circa

Mid 20th Century

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Dynamic vintage Union National Style!! This is a fabulous king-sized black headboard featuring carved meander or Greek key fretwork design with a gorgeous chinoiserie floral & butterflies design across the top and angled corners of the headboard plus it has an all-over intentional beautiful, distressed patina which is signed Dimas. The front of the headboard is framed with gold painted trim… It’s absolutely stunning!! It came with a magnificent bedroom set, (which we are also selling and listed here separately if the pieces are all still available,) Did you know… for ancient people, meander patterns had a deep meaning and symbolized the flow of human life: the meander pattern symbolized eternity achieved through reproduction, i.e., the disappearance of something old and the birth of something new. How beautiful!! Can’t you just see it in your bedroom exuding its exemplary presence, full of ambience and unmatchable chinoiserie and Hollywood Regency style? …this headboard is EXACTLY what you’ve been looking for!!

The Union National Furniture Co. of Jamestown, NY., was formed in 1939 from the National Furniture Co., which had been in business since the early 1890’s. Both companies were owned and operated by the Nord family. The Nords made quality high-end furniture. Union National catered to many famous people including William Holden, Jerry Lewis, Lucile Ball, Wayne Newton, and others. The furniture was expensive and brings top dollar to current day.  All furniture by Union National was made of quality hardwoods and painted pieces were done by highly skilled artists, such as C. Gaeto. Union National Furniture closed their doors in 1994.

This gorgeous chinoiserie king-sized headboard is just too fantastic to let go… And it’s by a prestigious manufacturer, so you can’t go wrong! Make it yours!!

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Phenomenal vintage Union National chinoiserie carved fretwork style king-sized headboard black painted with tole painted floral and butterflies design & distressed patina finish signed Dimas. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. This piece did not originally have a distressed finish, but we have used what was happening naturally in use and aging and helped create a beautiful patinated finish. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, Mid-20th Century.

NOTE: We have the other pieces of this bedroom set which includes this king-sized headboard, a mirror, a dresser, and pair of nightstands for sale separately here as well if they are still available.


  • Height – 43.5 Inches
  • Width – 79 Inches
  • Depth – 1.25 Inches
  • Weight – 30.2 Pounds


Crated Size:

  • Height – 50 Inches
  • Width – 85 Inches
  • Depth – 7 Inches
  • Crated Weight – 45 Pounds


We ask that the buyer cover freight.

100 MILES OR LESS OF 66607
White Glove, Blanket-wrapped Est. Delivery: 5 biz days


Pickup at 414 SE 2nd St.
Call us at 232.8008 to schedule

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