For many years people that went out and bought antique iron beds, felt as though they should completely refinish them so they looked brand new.
I’m often asked……Since you’ve been dealing in antique iron beds for over thirty years, what kind of beds do your daughters have? Well here’s my 15 yr olds bed.
Why should you consider buying an antique iron bed, when there are so many alternative bed frames on the market?
One of the more popular iron bed styles throughout the 1800’s was the “Wedding Ring” design.
If your antique iron bed was purchased prior to 1977, you can pretty much count on it having lead based paint on it. Back in the 1800’s when these beauties were being made, lead based paint was pretty much used on all furniture and practically all iron beds of that period. Lead was also added…
So why were iron beds so high off the ground? The old beds and even their wooden counterparts were elevated higher than what we’re use to today because of cold drafts that were close to the ground
I can’t tell you how many times, over the years, I’ve received calls asking for a mismatched footboard or headboard. And how many times the person asking was wanting to use it for a gate.
Competition is one of the things that helped this country develop over the years into the economic heavyweight we have become. When it came to iron beds vs. brass beds, the competition was fierce.
I often wonder what type of person bent the tubing, poured the iron into the molds and laid their hands on what I’ve made a business out of the better part of my life
In an age when decorating with “green” intentions has become so important to our environment and future generations, what better way to go green and recycle than to use original antiques that were made back in the 1800’s and have no impact on our environment because their production “footprint” is non-existent today. Iron beds are…