Conversion of antique double size iron beds to modern king size.
“why are matching twin size iron beds so difficult to find ? “
There were three primary size iron beds being produced back in the 1800’s.
the “Reverse Arch” beds styling had definite similarities to the most popular Asian architectural design homes and temples, referred to as the “Pagoda”
There was a very popular style iron bed back in the 1800’s that has also become a very popular iron bed today, with the “Shabby Chic” set.
To the untrained eye…..the construction of one iron bed is just as good as another.
Back in the early 1800’s the more affluent people in this country sought out the beauty of shinny brass beds.
I’m often asked why some style iron beds are more plentiful than others? Sounds like a simple enough question, and should have a rather uncomplicated answer………. not the case. There are a couple of things that can effect how prolific one particular style bed is. One of those things is the size of the foundry…
The majority of the antique iron beds that were being made back in the early to mid 1800’s were Victorian style designs with beautiful open scrolls and smooth curved lines. So to come across a unique style bed that was made at the same time, but looked as though it was a bed that had…
So it would stand to reason that a foundry wouldn’t just make iron beds, back in the 1800’s. If the bed market got soft they had to have other things that they could produce with the foundries they had. If one month was slow with iron beds…. maybe the easiest and fastest thing to produce…