Antique Iron Beds

Antique Iron Beds in Various Settings

In the realm of interior design, the choice of furniture plays a pivotal role in creating a captivating and inviting atmosphere. One particular element that has stood the test of time is the antique iron bed. These exquisite pieces not only serve as functional furniture but also contribute significantly to the aesthetics of a space.…

Antique Iron Beds

Antique Iron “Four Poster” Beds

The “Four Poster” iron beds were a variation of the popular “Canopy” beds of the 1800s. Interestingly, canopy beds were not made in the United States during that time, but were instead common throughout Europe. It’s unclear why the United States did not follow this design trend, but it’s possible that the design community in…

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British Canopy Beds

They are unmistakable. Their construction is very standardized. Yet the metal beds being made in England in the 1800’s all have the same problem …… instability. Why? Because there are way too many connecting points, where iron tubing is joined to brass tubing or iron rods are connected to iron tubingand those connections are problematic…

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Four Poster Not Canopy Beds

This was not a new idea – the Romans used beds, which they could fold and carry easily – but for some unknown reason the fashion never caught on until the 1851 Great Exhibition. A’ French’ double iron bed from Birmingham was selling at the rate of 400 per week in 1849, ¬†and shot up…

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The History Of Canopy Beds

The dichotomy of today’s beautiful antique canopy¬†beds lay in there utilitarian origin. Medieval building left much to be desired. Ill-kept thatch roofs did little to avert dead bugs and rodent droppings from falling on to a peasant’s bed. As is always the case….”necessity is the mother of invention”, it was found that the construction of…