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October 28th, 2013
Bourbon Street Balconies in French Quarter

So what you ask makes a designer worth their salt in the design world ? Well when it comes to southern designers throughout the state of Louisiana and in particularly New Orleans, it’s attention to detail. Some of the better designers I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the past 40 years have been […]

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October 27th, 2013
V #16

For all of my Irish friends I bring you an antique iron bed with a true Irish heritage. The headboard currently stands at 64″ and the footboard at 39 1/4″tall. It gets brass corner finials . The painted “finish” is actually the original one put on back in the mid 1800’s by the manufacturer. The […]

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October 27th, 2013
Picture 4

This happens to be one of the top three antique iron beds I’ve seen, in the 40 years of being in this business. As you’ll see from the photo?.. it’s not a bed for everyone, rather a select few. It has quite a fun pedigree. I’ve actually known about it for over 10 years. A […]

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October 26th, 2013
Lincoln

No………Lincoln DID NOT sleep in this bed. But consider this On the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known […]

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July 14th, 2013
Clover Leaf

The three leaf Clover, symbolizing Irish pride, was coined by St. Patrick to represent the Holy Trinity. We discover this bed, with it’s beautiful large Three Leaf Clover castings, in a predominantly Irish neighborhood of Chicago. Beginning in 1845 and lasting for six years, the potato famine, in Ireland, killed over a million men, women […]

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June 19th, 2013
Painted Brass

Over the years, I’ve had quite a few people that weren’t crazy about brass on their bed. But back in the 1800’s the manufacturers of iron beds were desperately trying to offer the brass bed market a better, stronger bed, yet still give a touch of the then popular “brass trim”. With brass the public […]

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June 2nd, 2013
Grape Casting

One of the more unique and collectible beds I’ve come across over the years is one we lovingly refer to as the “Grapes of Wrath” bed.

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June 2nd, 2013
Lion Head #2

Antique iron beds, generally speaking, were feminine in design.

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June 2nd, 2013
Twins

Matching Twin Size iron beds are about as scarce as any antique item you’ll come across.

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June 2nd, 2013
Jolie In Bed

In recreating a true period in history, the set decorator will stop at nothing to try and recreate the furnishing from the period in history they’re trying to duplicate for authenticity.

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