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…

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…

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…