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A Guide to 3 Brass Bed Finishes

A Guide to 3 Brass Bed Finishes

At Worthen Furniture, we understand the allure of brass, a timeless and elegant material that has stood the test of time in the world of interior design. Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship is reflected in the three distinct brass finishes we offer: Natural, Polished, and Lacquered. Each finish has its unique charm and beauty, catering to diverse tastes and design preferences. Let's delve into the characteristics of each finish, helping you make an informed choice when selecting the perfect brass pieces for your home. 

Top row from left: Aged Polished Brass, Polished Brass, Lacquered Brass
Bottom row from left: Aged Natural Brass & Natural Brass

Natural Brass

  • The original beauty of brass with a warm, golden hue.
  • Slightly matte appearance adds vintage and rustic appeal.
  • Develops a charming patina over time, giving each piece a unique character.
  • Versatile choice for any decor style.
  • Requires periodic maintenance to prevent tarnishing.

Natural Brass is ideal for vintage or industrial-themed spaces, adding aged elegance.

Natural Brass (Right) & Natural Brass Aged 20-30 Years (Left)
Brass dulls and darkens over time 

Polished Brass

  • High-shine, mirror-like finish exudes luxury.
  • Captures and reflects light, creating a glamorous focal point.
  • Easy to clean with a soft cloth.
  • Enhances intricate design elements as accent pieces.
  • May show scratches and fingerprints more visibly.

Polished Brass is perfect for classic, luxurious, or glamorous spaces. Will age with time, eventually losing its high-shine finish.

Polished Brass (Right) & Polished Brass Aged 2-3 Years (Left)
Shows slight Patina, eventually becoming dark like Natural Brass

Lacquered Brass

  • Long-lasting shine with reduced maintenance.
  • Clear protective coating prevents tarnish and corrosion.
  • Versatile for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Provides durability and low-maintenance finish.
  • Inhibits natural patina development.

Same finish as Polished brass, however lacquered polished brass is ideal for frequently used furniture and hardware.

Newly Lacquered Polished Brass & After 2-3 Years
No Aging Visible

Worthen Furniture's brass finishes offer something for every design preference. Whether you prefer the authenticity of Natural Brass, the opulence of Polished Brass, or the durability of Lacquered Brass, each finish adds timeless elegance to your living spaces. Explore the beauty of brass with Worthen's brass collection and elevate your home with sophistication and charm.

Turn of the Century Brass Bed with a Natural Brass Finish