Antique Iron Beds

Unveiling the Rise of Four-Poster Styles in the 1800s

Antique iron beds hold a unique place in the realm of vintage furniture, with their enduring appeal and timeless elegance. Among the various styles that emerged in the 1800s, the four-poster design, distinct from full canopies, gained immense popularity. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the rich history of iron beds, exploring how these…

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Antique Iron “Four Poster” Beds

The “Four Poster” iron beds were a variation of the popular “Canopy” beds of the 1800s. Interestingly, canopy beds were not made in the United States during that time, but were instead common throughout Europe. It’s unclear why the United States did not follow this design trend, but it’s possible that the design community in…

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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…

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Four Poster Conversions

One of the more popular conversions we’re asked to make on our iron beds is a “four poster” conversion. Some confuse this with a “canopy conversion” which has much tall posts that connect at the top with four horizontal poles. Four poster beds have always been very popular and the majority of the ones made…