Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm; Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm
F, M at 14th St.; 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.
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"There's a lot at stake when you start to decorate," says Linda Allen, owner of Charles P. Rogers. "And nowhere is that more true than in the bedroom." She should know: Her bed and bedding store has been in the family since 1855, selling beautiful iron, brass, leather and hardwood (cherry and mahogany, exclusively) frames; head- and foot-boards and trundle and day beds; as well as a limited selection of mirrors, room dividers, tables, benches, and sheets in linen or 450-thread-count cotton. The aesthetic runs from minimalist, Asian-inspired platform beds and romantic, filigreed-metal canopied pieces to hulking roll-arm leather Chesterfields; Allen’s husband designs most all of the company’s line, which is manufactured at their New Jersey factory. What all the pieces have in common is a devotion to craftsmanship and an attention to detail and materials, like architectural moldings, intricate joinery and sumptuous woods and leathers. The showroom displays the complete collection, to which new pieces are added every three to four months, and a few antique items that are also for sale. Delivery can take as little as fifteen days for in-stock pieces and ten to twelve weeks for those that must be manufactured.Extra
Charles P. Rogers makes bedframes to hold the mattress, and elegant sheets to dress it, but shoppers in need of the actual mattress and box spring must purchase them elsewhere.Sales
None regularly scheduled, but since this is a factory-direct store, be sure to ask to see beds on sale or offered at a deep discount.