Cast iron beds of every shape and size. Our showroom is stocked with single/twin size bed frames ranging from 30” wide (also called a nun’s bed) through
to 42” wide. Some are also suitable for conversion into day beds. There were far fewer single beds made so they are becoming scarcer with time.
We offer several matched pairs or nearly identical pairs as well.
As much as possible, we like to keep the original brass on the bed. Many decades of just dusting, not polishing, have let the brass develop a beautiful
patina. If you want, you can polish it back to its original shiny finish. Of course, many of our beds have no brass whatsoever so this is not a
Modern day brass is lacquered to maintain the brilliance of the brass without the need to polish.
Welcome to the home of the best Antique Cast Iron Beds in North America!
It’s not every day that we can take part in the preservation of history. Our collections of beds come from iron foundries large and small representing
Canada, the United States and Great Britain. Some are production beds which would have been sold through the most popular shopping catalogs and department
stores of the day; others are unique works of art either custom-made or limited in number.
I hope you enjoy your journey back in time as you scroll through images of these timeless cast iron beds.
My late husband, Victor Cronshaw, had a lifelong love of antique cast iron beds. He transformed that passion into a 40-year career of restoring and working with the beds he loved. Although the main reason for purchasing more beds was to sell them, he sometimes bought them simply because