Here is a photo of an antique iron bed we converted from it’s original antique double size, to todays modern king size.
I’ve yet to encounter an iron bed that once converted to a canopy doesn’t look more impressive and regal. It’s a funny thing, but back in the 1800’s the people that were producing iron beds in this country didn’t make canopies. That was something only coming out of Europe. The British were big into canopies…
Yea…..well people in hell want ice water to. Only kidding…..but that’s about how scarce a matching set of twin size iron beds are
This photo is of a thin gauge iron bed I converted to a canopy and a modern king size.
One day a rather small man walked into my store in Los Angeles and started asking me questions about iron beds.
I’ve yet to find an antique iron bed that didn’t look better after a canopy conversion. The photo of this one shows how even a bed that has soft sloping sides can still be converted. It isn’t necessary the bed has a flat top and corner castings. If you have the foundry facilities and an…
It’s very easy to tell the popularity and collectability of an item by the number of reproduction of that item you see in the market place.
For all of you wine connoisseurs and vineyard owners…….here’s one of the more unique and collectible antique iron beds I”ve come across.
Few iron beds have the bells and whistles this one does. Made by the E. Simmons Co., that today makes a top line of mattresses. Iron beds of that time were in strong competition with the more expensive brass bed market.
A number of years ago I received a call from a “stylist” who said she was in need of a iron bed for an advertisement in a log cabin setting.