You might ask …..”why are matching twin size iron beds so difficult to find” ? The best way to understand their rarity is to consider the population and socio-economic make up of our population at the time iron beds were experiencing their greatest popularity in this country. That time was the mid to late 1800’s…
Antique iron beds have been around for a long time. With your help ……… they’ll be around a lot longer.
Occasionally there is a confusion when we walk in a room and aren’t able to tell the priorities that were set by the designer/home owner.
Wish I had a buck for every phone call I’ve got from a distressed iron bed owner who tells me they just bought a bed, only to find out when they got it home and tried to set it up, that the side rails they got with the bed are “upside down”.
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”
Assembling an antique iron bed is a simple process……..but be careful.
Whats the best way to refinish an old antique iron bed?
The largest size bed being made back in the early to mid 1800’s was the double/full size,
When iron beds were at their Zenith in the mid 1800’s, many manufacturers were constructing a very rudimentary metal spring unit to hold the feather mattresses of the day. These metal spring units would later be refined and become known as a “box spring”. Today’s box springs are tightly wrapped iron coils that resemble a metal…