On Oct.28th, 1886 the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor.
Quite often the style of an antique iron bed was way ahead of the style catagory it would fall into. Take for instance the Art Deco Period.
Canopy iron beds were not popular in this country back in the 1800’s.
Back in the early to late 1800’s the double/ full size was the largest iron bed being made.
There was a very popular style iron bed back in the 1800’s that has also become a very popular iron bed today, with the “Shabby Chic” set.
Assembling an antique iron bed is a simple process……..but be careful.
To the untrained eye…..the construction of one iron bed is just as good as another.
One of the most difficult repairs to make to an antique iron bed, is a broken hitch.
Whats the best way to refinish an old antique iron bed?
Antique iron beds used a spring unit that attached to the side rails and that houses a feather mattress.