Artichoke Symbolism in Iron Beds

Most people are aware that Pineapples carry the connotation of “welcome” and “friendship”. Over the years I’ve had numerous antique iron beds that had Pineapple castings on them in some shape or form. Some more subtle than others and then some much more obvious and pronounced. Their symbolism started in the Hawaiian Islands and is…

New York Iron Beds

Why Manhattan? What would make this city the consistently largest antique iron bed market in the nation. Is the sophisticated tastes of its people? Or is there a much more practical reason behind the “iron bed” capital of the world. For close to 40 years I’ve been selling New York designers beds in record numbers…

Valentines Day Iron Beds

Although Valentines Day comes but once a year. The recurring theme seems to have been something iron beds presented throughout the 1800’s. “Heart” shaped designs were extremely popular. Over the years I’ve lost track of the variety and number of beds that I’ve had. Some were extremely elaborate and fancy and others were quite sedate…

Happy Customers

I’ve been in the antique iron bed business for close to 40 years. I’ve never lost the excitement I get at finding unique ones that I’ve never seen before . The longer I’m in the business I realize how many incredible designs must have been made for someone like me, who has seen and sold…

Planning Your Antique Iron Beds Conversion

So is there a right way and a wrong way to convert your antique iron bed to a king size? Yes and no………. Some iron beds lend themselves to a very common sense enlargement to a modern king size. Others have numerous possibilities, some far better than others. Here are two perfect examples. A Fort…

A Sleepovers Best Friend A Big Iron Bed

It’s more a right of passage for a parent than even your child……the infamous “Sleepover”. Sounds easy enough. How could one or two friends be that hard to accommodate? Well I have a 16 year old and a 21 year old. When they were much younger, lets say 5, 6 or 7 , sleepovers were…

First “Big Girl” Bed………..

Get ready for it……. because it’s coming. I have two grown daughters and I can recall, like it was yesterday, when they came to me and said “Daddy…. I want a “Big Girl Bed”. I knew precisely what they wanted. But being a parent, is asking the questions that you already know the answers to.…

Sleeping Porches

How many of you are old enough to remember Grandmas sleeping porch and the old antique iron beds she had on them? Well if you get into certain areas of the east, you’ll still see iron beds that haven’t moved an inch off those porches in the past 150 years. Sleeping porches provided a couple…

Our Bed for The Holiday

It’s always nice when we come across a previously unseen photo of an ┬ábed we provided for a movie. Thank you to my customer for forwarding this photo of the ┬ábed we did for the movie “The Holiday” with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black. I actually had a close up of…