Antique iron beds used a spring unit that attached to the side rails and that houses a feather mattress.
Here’s a little education if you’re missing siderails for your antique iron bed.
The largest size bed being made back in the early to mid 1800’s was the double/full size,
What made iron beds so much more popular than wooden beds of their era?
In the early to mid-1800’s, the center of steel production in this country, was in Pittsburgh Pa.
The quality of an iron bed is most often determined by the quality of it’s castings or “Chills” as they were called back n the 1800’s.
The beauty of just about anything in life, be it a beautiful woman, or a piece of bedroom furniture, can be enhanced by the way you accessorize them . Bracelets , necklaces and earrings on one , and lamps, pillows and comforters on the other. Although a Spartan setting might call for a minimal amount of…
Antique iron beds have become one of the most popular items being used by green decorators today. There are no better sustainable items than antique furniture.
Back in the early 1800’s the more affluent people in this country sought out the beauty of shinny brass beds.
They are unmistakable. Their construction is very standardized. Yet the metal beds being made in England in the 1800’s all have the same problem …… instability. Why? Because there are way too many connecting points, where iron tubing is joined to brass tubing or iron rods are connected to iron tubingand those connections are problematic…