Ben Franklin Stepfather to Iron Beds!

Cast iron stove came into being in the 1700s. The material of cast iron is iron mixed with carbon and silica and cast in molds. Much the same as castings on an antique iron bed. It conducts heat very efficiently, and is strong and sturdy, withstanding years of wear. Once again much the same in…

Customers Photo’s

It’s always great when a customer that I’ve sold  antique iron beds to thinks enough  to send you a photo of it  after it’s been set up and dressed. It lets me know they’re happy with the finished product and it also gives me an opportunity to see the different settings our beds end up in.…

The Best Art Nouveau Iron Bed Ever Seen

It’s crafted of cast iron with fitted wood panels, with flowing lines artfully arranged in a naturalistic fan motif. The wooden panels are adorned with Celtic-inspired creatures and mother-of-pearl accents. It’s almost impossible when you look at it to even think it is an antique iron bed.  It looks more like wood or some composite…

Craftsman Iron Beds

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…

“I Only Want Headboards”

Quite often a customer comes to me requesting just headboards. That use to be a bit of a dilemma because  I only buy compete iron beds…..headboards, footboards and side rails. But then some people just don’t have the pace in small bedrooms for a complete iron bed. When that is the case, we can offer…

Investing in Antiques

In a time when peoples savings aren’t what they use to be and it becomes more and more difficult to know what you should put your money in…….there is one place it will always continue to go up…….ANTIQUES. Supply and demand have always been the corner stone of investing. Consider this analogy…….Beachfront Property. Here in…

The History Of Canopy Beds

The dichotomy of today’s beautiful antique canopy beds lay in there utilitarian origin. Medieval building left much to be desired. Ill-kept thatch roofs did little to avert dead bugs and rodent droppings from falling on to a peasant’s bed. As is always the case….”necessity is the mother of invention”, it was found that the construction of…

Buying An Antique Iron Bed

One of the first things you should consider if you’re thinking about purchasing an antique iron bed is where you plan on using it. Is this going to be a bed for your master bedroom that gets a lot of daily use. Or is it for a guest bedroom that gets limited use. Maybe a child’s room.…

Iron Beds Made for The Titanic

Few events in history have attracted more attention than the sinking of the Titanic. The RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, and sank on 15 April 1912, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people. Making it one of the deadliest…