Antique Iron Beds

Antique Iron Beds And Faux’ Finishes

One of the many desirable aspects of owning an antique iron bed, is it’s ability to be painted and refinished in any number of colors and looks to blend with whatever the bedroom’s setting need. Back in the 1800’s, people had been accustom to wooden headboards, due to their access to natural growing wood in…

Antique Iron Beds

Why Were Antique Iron Beds So Popular in The 1800’s ?

During the 1800s, antique iron beds were a popular and sought-after piece of furniture, especially in the eastern United States. These beds were crafted with intricate designs and sturdy construction, making them both functional and visually appealing. The popularity of antique iron beds can be attributed to several factors:

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Antique Iron Beds & Wallpaper

In a charming Victorian cottage nestled within a quaint countryside, the storied relationship between antique iron beds and ornate wallpaper unfurled. This cottage had stood steadfast for generations, bearing witness to the ebb and flow of time, safeguarding the narratives of those who had called it home. At the nucleus of this cottage lay a…

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“Iron Butterfly”…….A-Bed & A-Band

  Revisiting, for those of you that may have missed it, one of the absolute best antique iron and brass beds I’ve ever come across. Every time I see this incredible work of art, it always reminds me of the 1968 hit “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” by……… the rock group ……”Iron Butterfly”. What could be more appropriate. The…

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Antique Iron Beds from “Across The Pond”

The photo of this beautiful “Crown Canopy” iron and brass bed, comes to us from “across the pond”…..not sure if its the UK or Spain. What appears to be a really great looking bed, has some definite “Buyer Beware”, qualities about it. The main one would be “stability”. The way the interior design is connected…

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The Hotel Emma and Antique Iron Beds

The Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas, is a historic landmark that has a fascinating history dating back to the late 19th century. Its story begins with the construction of the Pearl Brewery, which was founded by a German immigrant named Otto Koehler in 1881. Under Koehler’s leadership, the Pearl Brewery became one of the…

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“Chipped” Finishes

The term “chipped” finish refers to a deliberate distressing technique applied to the surface of antique iron beds, creating a worn and aged appearance by intentionally chipping away layers of paint or finish. This technique has gained popularity among collectors and enthusiasts for several reasons: It’s important to note that the appreciation of chipped finishes…

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Fan Designs on Antique Iron Beds

                           Fan Designs on Iron Beds  Perhaps the most enduring role of the fan design on an antique iron bed is it’s symbol of wealth or royalty, which stretches as far back as the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Babylon and continues even to this day. In western culture, fans were commonly associated with the sophistication of…