the “Reverse Arch” beds styling had definite similarities to the most popular Asian architectural design homes and temples, referred to as the “Pagoda”
For all of my Irish friends I bring you an antique iron bed with a true Irish heritage. The headboard currently stands at 64″ and the footboard at 39 1/4″tall. It gets brass corner finials . The painted “finish” is actually the original one put on back in the mid 1800’s by the manufacturer. The…
Over the years, I’ve had quite a few people that weren’t crazy about brass on their bed. But back in the 1800’s the manufacturers of iron beds were desperately trying to offer the brass bed market a better, stronger bed, yet still give a touch of the then popular “brass trim”. With brass the public…
Antique iron beds, generally speaking, were feminine in design.
Decorating with antique iron beds has become more and more popular with interior designers throughout Texas.
On Oct.28th, 1886 the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor.
To the untrained eye…..the construction of one iron bed is just as good as another.
In the early to mid-1800’s, the center of steel production in this country, was in Pittsburgh Pa.
The quality of an iron bed is most often determined by the quality of it’s castings or “Chills” as they were called back n the 1800’s.
Back in the early 1800’s the more affluent people in this country sought out the beauty of shinny brass beds.