Having been in the business of selling iron beds for over thirty years, and having been located here in the entertainment capital of the world…..Los Angeles, it’s only natural that at some point in time I’d come into contact with a familiar face, I’d seen in either the movies or on TV.
In the late 60’s and early 70’s a rock group burst on the scene with a song titled “In A Gadda Da Vida” which stayed on the charts for 140 weeks and in the Top Ten for 81. It became a rock and roll classic and would the beginning of a career that would eventually…
Over the past thirty years I have actually come across three iron beds that have, what I consider to be, very Gothic overtones.
Why is it more and more decorators are suggesting iron beds to their clients.
As is well documented, the Art Nouveau period was peaking between 1890 and 1905…..well after the popularity of iron beds had been around and flourishing.
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.
Iron Beds back in the 1800’s walked a fine line of trying to please both male and female family members.
The flexibility of decorating with iron beds is nearly limitless.
Small independently owned iron bed foundries were some of the first early cottage industries in this country.