Matching Twin Size iron beds are about as scarce as any antique item you’ll come across. Matching twin size frames were more of a “luxury “, than they were utilitarian in nature. Most of the time the were in children’s rooms of upper middle class and affluent families. Traditionally if a family had more than one child, which most did, they would put them all in one double size bed. Prior to growing up and beyond the width of a standard double size bed, 54” wide, two or even three children could sleep width wise in the bed. When their height became more than the width, they would all have to turn to the length or move in to a separate bed. So to have your own twin size bed, was a real luxury…….. and to have a sibling in a bed right along side of yours was even more special.
So consequently foundries made far fewer twin size designs, and even fewer people ever bought a matching set for one room. That was usually only done in homes of rather affluent means. For a time in history when “practicality” was the catch phrase of the century, a pair of matching antique iron beds was far from being practical.
Matching twin size iron beds are one of the rarest of an most sought after beds on the market. If you ever find a pair…..buy them. Even if you don’t have a need for them. It’s like buying “gold” ……. it will only go up in value. The tangability and finite amount of antique iron beds that were made and still exist on the market, make them oe of, if not the best investment a person can make. A limited supply and finite number of an item insures against others controling the market value.
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