Art Deco…….Metal Beds Before Their Time

Although the Art Deco school of design first appeared in France during the 1920s and flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s, metal beds  of the early and mid 1800’s, were already displaying Art Deco styling way before they would become popular. It’s difficult to imagine what the designers of beds were thinking to design…

The Bowed Footboard Bed

Why would an  bed designer, design a  bed with a bowed or curved footboard? Many people feel it’s just something to set one  manufacturer apart for another. Something to make straight line beds a little different from the rest. But there actually is a practical reason for  “bowed footboard” iron beds. Both of the reasons…

“Iron Hearts” for Iron Beds

As I’ve mentioned in the past……most of my patrons I have for my iron beds are women.  That was also the case back in the 1800’s. Society was much more chauvinistic back then and beds and the selection of them for the house was not something most men involved themselves in. So selection was left…