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Matching Twin Iron Beds

June 10th, 2017

“why are matching twin size iron beds so difficult to find ? “

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September 7th, 2016

Few people are aware of it, but just 10 miles Northeast of Boston, in Saugus Massachusetts , is the site of the first integrated ironworks in North America.

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April 23rd, 2015

There were three primary size iron beds being produced back in the 1800’s.

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January 16th, 2013

Sometimes referred to as the Arts and Crafts movement or the American Craftsman style, this period in design history became popular toward the end of the 1800’s and ¬†continued until the 1930’s. It is probably one of the more “revived” ¬†schools of design and to this day experiences a larger share of popularity, than all […]

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September 28th, 2012

What, you ask is “gendered iron beds”…….. Quite simply it means taking any antique iron bed and establishing it’s gender by the “finish” you apply. It’s actually quite simple. You can take a beautifully scrolled Victorian or Art Nouveau bed that has soft flowing feminine curves and design……. and make it look masculine. Maybe not […]

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September 19th, 2012

Quite often I have people come to me that are looking for that “special” bed for their master bedroom. If you know anything about antique iron beds, you’ll know that they came in more shape’s and designs than you could count. I’ve been in this business for around 40 years and continue to see beds […]

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September 7th, 2012

There are two “schools ofthought” when it comes to using a dust ruffle on antique iron beds. The first is that the true traditional iron beds of that period didn’t have dust ruffles. The reasoning behind that theory was that a dust ruffle would have negated one of the main reasons for the elevated stature […]

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March 29th, 2012

What comes to mind when you hear the word iron bed. It can be as varied as those from the same Rorschach ink blot. Some people, mostly men, believe iron beds are pure femininity…….there’s nothing masculine about them. Other people feel they embody the Victorian romantic era and still others feel they were purely beds […]

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November 26th, 2011

You know ……..¬† the one that instantly turns a new place into my home when it is set up. For me it’s always been my iron bed. As soon as I set it up, I start feeling like I’m in “my place. My iron bed has always given me that secure feeling that’s suppose to […]

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September 15th, 2011

As is the case with many iron beds that came out of the 1800’s, their styles did not always seem appropriate for that period of time. Even though they were being produced in the Victorian Era 1837 to 1901, many of the styles coming out of that period could easily be categorized as styles from […]

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