Alloy brass is what makes up brass beds, which are made up of copper and zinc. In the old days, brass beds were used by royalty because of the engraved patterns and other ornamental factors. That is why the model names of brass beds are named after kings and queens. It was a status symbol to have a brass bed. The oldest maker of brass beds made the first in 1855 and mass production soon followed in New York City, which brought these once expensive pieces of furniture to an affordable level for those desiring a brass bed. Over 150 years later, that same firm, Charles P. Rogers, Inc. is still making beds and over half of the beds that Charles P. Rogers manufactured are currently in museums. This fact shows how durable brass beds are. Because of the durability and the popularity, during the 19th and 20th centuries, brass beds outsold wood beds. Brass beds can be found in solid brass or they can be found to be tubular, or hollow, which tends to be the least expensive of the types of brass beds. Of course, solid brass is going to be more expensive and is also going to be considerably heavier depending on how much of the bed is comprised of brass. Sometimes it is just the headboard and the footboard and other times it is the entire structure. No matter the composition or the size of the bed, what is important is the longevity and the beauty that comes along with these beautiful beds. Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.