One of the more unique and collectible beds I’ve come across over the years is one we lovingly refer to as the “Grapes of Wrath” bed.
Antique iron beds, generally speaking, were feminine in design.
It stands to reason that generations upon generation were brought up in old iron beds and those same people raised their children in iron cribs
In the very early 1800’s the population in this country had become very accustom to and happy with wooden bed frames. When iron beds were first introduced to the public, they were strictly utilitarian and little ornamentation and design were offered. It didn’t take long for the small independently owned foundries in the Tr-State area…
Draping was a very popular design element, when it came to fancier iron beds.