Here’s a little education if you’re missing siderails for your antique iron bed.
The largest size bed being made back in the early to mid 1800’s was the double/full size,
What made iron beds so much more popular than wooden beds of their era?
In the early to mid-1800’s, the center of steel production in this country, was in Pittsburgh Pa.
The quality of an iron bed is most often determined by the quality of it’s castings or “Chills” as they were called back n the 1800’s.
Antique iron beds have become one of the most popular items being used by green decorators today. There are no better sustainable items than antique furniture.
Back in the early 1800’s the more affluent people in this country sought out the beauty of shinny brass beds.
When most people think about antique iron beds, they think “white”. What most people aren’t aware of is that “white was probably the least popular color that beds were painted back in the 1800’s. “White” only became popular when “reproductions” started to help satisfy the demand for the lack of original antique beds that were…
Not something traditionally seen in this country…….but the Butler’s bedroom was a common setting amongst the upper class throughout England. Because the butler held a rather important role in the families day to day living, it was important his private sanctuary be befitting his station in life. Often great pains were taken to make his…
What is the best way to pack and ship your antique iron bed. The first thing to remember is that your bed isn’t a mirror that needs to be bubble wrapped with Styrofoam peanut’s. It’s thick wall steel tubing and heavy cast iron castings. But……with that being said, there is a degree of fragility to…