Country Cottage Design & Antique Iron Beds

Owning an antique iron bed in a country cottage from the early 1900s carries a unique charm and historical significance that holds a particular appeal for many individuals. Firstly, it serves as a captivating symbol of the past, evoking a sense of nostalgia and connection to a bygone era. The intricate craftsmanship and detailed design…

King Conversions to Antique Iron Beds

Converting antique iron beds from their original double size to a modern king size can be a challenging yet rewarding project for those who appreciate vintage furniture with a touch of modern functionality. Antique iron beds were primarily manufactured in smaller sizes like twin or double, as queen and king sizes didn’t become widely available…

“Transitional” Style Antique Iron Bed

What is a “Transitional” style antique iron bed ? It’s a bed design/style, that falls between two distinctive established design styles, like Victorian, Art Nouveau, Craftsman, Austere, or Art Deco, It’s style encompasses elements from two distinctively different styles. The attached photo, has casting’s that are definitely from the Victorian era, yet curved tubing and…

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…

“Crown” Castings on Antique Iron Beds

The “Crown” or “head” casting, as they were commonly referred to back in the 1800’s, when antique iron beds were at their most popular period, were the most prominent thing a person’s eye would usually go to, when looking at an iron bed. So their impotance was not lost on the people designing and selling…

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…