Although we have become very adept at converting the original old antique iron double size beds, there are a few things that should be addressed before starting the conversion process. The MOST important element is the gauge of the perimeter tubing. Interior rods and tubing size aren’t really an issue. But what goes around the…
You might ask …..”why are matching twin size iron beds so difficult to find” ? The best way to understand their rarity is to consider the population and socio-economic make up of our population at the time iron beds were experiencing their greatest popularity in this country. That time was the mid to late 1800’s…
Antique iron beds have been around for a long time. With your help ……… they’ll be around a lot longer.
Occasionally there is a confusion when we walk in a room and aren’t able to tell the priorities that were set by the designer/home owner.
Wish I had a buck for every phone call I’ve got from a distressed iron bed owner who tells me they just bought a bed, only to find out when they got it home and tried to set it up, that the side rails they got with the bed are “upside down”.
There were three primary size iron beds being produced back in the 1800’s.
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.
Matching Twin Size iron beds are about as scarce as any antique item you’ll come across.
In recreating a true period in history, the set decorator will stop at nothing to try and recreate the furnishing from the period in history they’re trying to duplicate for authenticity.
Decorating with antique iron beds has become more and more popular with interior designers throughout Texas.