This unusual daybed was invented and patented by George Hunzinger in 1879. It sold for $3,125 because of the historic look, the importance of the maker and the remains of the original fabric-wrapped wire used instead of upholstery. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

This unusual daybed was invented and patented by George Hunzinger in 1879. It sold for $3,125 because of the historic look, the importance of the maker and the remains of the original fabric-wrapped wire used instead of upholstery. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Unusual ‘Modern gothic’ woven wire daybed auctions for $3,125

The bed still has the original fabric-wrapped metal wire webbing the designer patented in 1879.

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