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Dejavu Iron Bed

Many years ago I went against my better judgment and allowed a client to talk me into converting a very thin gauge antique iron bed into  a modern king size. Because additional tubing needs to be welded into the width of the interior design, the tubing going across the top of the bed should always…

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Jesse Slept Here!!!!!!!!!

Close to thirty years ago I was just getting started in the iron bed business. At that time I was living Washington DC, going to school at George Washington Univ. and doing all my antique buying within a comfortable “one days” drive throughout Pennsylvania, W. Virginia, and Ohio and a little in Maryland and Virginia.…

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Red Light District Iron Beds

This one has a rather colorful past, if we’re to believe the “picker” we got it from. He canvases the New Orleans area and said that it came out of the red light district over 175 years ago, and had been handed down through the family of the madam that supposedly owned and operated the…

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Barn Red Iron Bed Why?

So why, you ask, would anyone in there right mind paint an antique iron bed “barn red”. Over the years of dealing in iron beds I’ve come across “hundreds” of them that had been painted a very distinctive “barn red”. But then I’ve also come across a number or iron beds that were painted white,…

“Princess Canopy” Conversion

When a very light gauge iron bed is converted to a canopy it becomes so much more impressive than when it was just a simple  bed with head and footboard in their natural configuration.If you go one step further and make the top canopy poles curved up to a central casting, a traditional bed all…

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The “Boss” Gets a Bed

Many years ago, after opening my store in Santa Monica Ca., I had the distinct pleasure of selling the first of many subsequent iron beds to the one and only “Boss”, Bruce Springsteen.  He and his wife Patti wondered into my store one afternoon and proceeded to select one of the best antique iron beds…