It’s a bed we came across down in Baton Rouge Louisiana that we almost didn’t get. It had belonged to a “pickers” daughter and was painted a rich chartreuse with light pink castings. He said his daughter would never part with it. As we were loading the truck with a number of other beds he had found for us, she came out and noticed a very large 2″ diameter Austere style bed that we’d just found in New Orleans. It had a very Gothic look to it because of the castings that were in the shape of a “cross”. It had unusual castings on the side pole that also had very Gothic crosses on them. This iron bed was about as far a field in design and look as it could get from the chartreuse bed she currently had. Little did our picker know the Gothic side his daughter had started embracing as she had grown into her mid-teens. She asked her Daddy if it would be OK if she traded her bed for the big Black Gothic one we’d just picked up in New Orleans. The surprised look on his face was priceless. But being the good father that he was, he OKed the trade. That’s how we ended up with the iron bed we used for the Halle Berry InStyle Magazine shoot. Again…….one of the more popular antique iron beds we’ve ever had in a shoot.