Antique Iron Beds

“Angels” and Antique Iron Beds

The use of beautifully detailed “angel” castings on antique iron beds from the 1800s can hold various symbolic meanings, reflecting the values and sentiments of the era. While it’s important to clarify that “angel” castings were not a common feature on antique iron beds of that period, we can explore the symbolism of angels in…

Antique Iron Beds

Bedding……..The Highlighting of an Antique Iron Bed

Beautiful bedding plays a pivotal role in enhancing the aesthetic appeal and overall ambiance of an antique iron bed frame. The choice of linens, quilts, and pillows can transform a simple piece of furniture into a captivating centerpiece that exudes elegance and charm. The harmonious combination of these elements not only elevates the visual allure…

Antique Iron Beds

CAUTION……..Antique Iron Cribs Are Dangerous

Although beautiful to look at, antique iron cribs, present a serious problem regarding their use today. Unlike antique iron beds that have become more and more popular over time, for many reasons……..antique iron cribs have become less and less popular because of todays serious safety standards they don’t meet. The decrease in SID’s over the…

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Antique Iron & Brass Bed Frame……..”Which Am I”

Confused ????? Imagine how the public felt back in the late 1800’s. Well the manufacturer of this bed frame was equally confused and thought he’d offer a little of both worlds to his clientele. Most people don’t realize the difference between “brass beds” and “iron beds”,and why a manufacturer would produce a bed farme that…

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King Conversion To An Antique Iron Bed

Many people aren’t aware that the largest size iron bed frame, being made back in the 1800’s was a double/full size. Quite often it was a common practice to put multiple children in one bed. I’ve seen photo’s of three and four children, turned sideways in the old double size beds. They would stay in…

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Integrating Brass on Antique Iron Beds

So what was the purpose of manufacturers adding the more difficult and costly brass scrolling to their more affordable iron beds ? It was their desire to attract the more popular clientele that were buying all “brass bed frames”. Antique Iron beds offered the public, in the 1800’s, a number of things that “brass beds”…

Antique Iron Beds

The Industrial Revolution and The Demise of Antique Iron Beds

The demise of antique iron beds can be largely attributed to the Industrial Revolution. During the late 18th and 19th centuries, the Industrial Revolution transformed manufacturing processes and introduced significant changes in society and technology. Here’s a short explanation of how this period led to the decline of antique iron beds: In summary, the Industrial…