The antique iron beds in both of these photo’s was an extremely feminine bed. So it really doesn’t surprise me the context of the photo shoot it was used in. What does surprise me is that it’s the same exact bed. I’ve had this same style bed a number of times. We even named it the “peacock” bed, for a point of reference.
It also strikes me as very funny that the two different photographers that selected and shot this bed, would use the same pose for their models behind the headboard. I agree this bed has beautiful architectural curves and design. Because they were shooting two of the entertainment industries more attractive women, I can certain see why they selected this bed. But the similarities and the staging and the shoot…….. and their totally unrelated nature, still amazes me.
Over the years I’ve come across hundreds of different beds that we’ve sold and that have been used in advertising and product shots. It’s always nice when people that have come across our website, are kind enough to send us pictures they’ve found……. that end up being beds we sold and didn’t know they were being used for what they ended up in.
One of the reasons I think I see more of our beds is due to their limited exposure and repeat use. Reproductions are so prevalent on the market, that advertisers shy away from using them for fear the bed they choose will have been seen and associated with another product. Something no advertiser wants.
So when you see an iron bed in a advertisement, it’s most likely an antique…… not a reproduction.