By far, the most popular antique faux’ finish we put on our iron beds is the Black Smyth.
Here is a “Before and After” king conversion photo of an iron bed we did for a client in Laguna Beach Ca. It was a bed we’d never seen before. So it must have been made in very limited numbers…..possibly only a few before the foundry decided not to make it any more ……or……it could…
The Two Tone Crackle finish is one that gives you an original finish for your iron bed that was being done by the manufacturer nearly 200 years ago.
As you may have learned form some of my earlier blogs, Pittsburgh was the center of steel production in tis country back in the 1800’s.
Most people have an image of large manufacturing companies that employed dozens, even hundreds of men, that produced iron beds back in the 1800’s.
As you may have read in my 2nd Blog entitled Origins of Cathouse Antique Iron Beds, the first iron beds I ever had, came in to my possession from a couple of farmers up in Pennsylvania.
It was a strange thing that some designers of iron beds did back in the early 1800’s when selecting a certain theme for their iron beds.
So you have a king size mattress and you’ve always wanted an antique iron bed.
Here is an iron bed I converted to a “Crown Canopy” for a client who happens to be opening a new B&B right in the heart of the “French Quarter” in New Orleans.
I had started selling the Ralph Lauren Co iron beds for their store displays and ad campaigns back in 1987.