Pagoda Corner Castings on This Antique Iron Bed

One of the captivating reasons why pagoda corner castings found their way into the design of antique iron beds was the era’s thirst for all things aesthetically pleasing and unique. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, society craved distinctive, eye-catching designs that would not just serve a functional purpose but also stand as…

The Industrial Revolution and The Demise of Antique Iron Beds

The demise of antique iron beds can be largely attributed to the Industrial Revolution. During the late 18th and 19th centuries, the Industrial Revolution transformed manufacturing processes and introduced significant changes in society and technology. Here’s a short explanation of how this period led to the decline of antique iron beds: In summary, the Industrial…

Antique Iron Beds and “Two Tone Crackle” finishes

The “Two Tone Crackle” finish offers a distinct advantage over a monochromatic one-color paint job for antique iron bed frames. While a single-color paint job may provide a clean and uniform appearance, our Two Tone Crackle finish elevates the aesthetics in several ways: In summary, our Two Tone Crackle finish not only enhances the contrast…

Antique Iron & Brass Beds…………”The Best”

Occasionally, a topic or photo comes along that deserves its own “spot in the sun.” Such is the case with this particular antique iron bed frame, adorned with brass details, hailing from the Art Nouveau era (1880 to 1910). The Art Nouveau period was known for its characteristic “asymmetrical shapes” and extensive use of arches…

Dragon’s & Demon’s & Antique Iron Beds

A little hard to imagine what was going through the mind of the person who designed the castings for this particular antique iron bed. The overall design, with the French curved sides and sloping interior rods, is very pleasing…..but then why put “Dragon Head” corner castings and a scary looking medieval demon at the center…