This white antique iron and brass bed frame looks to be inspired by bells. It features large ornate castings, many with floral themes. Even the feet of
the footboard are made to be shown, not hidden behind the bed skirt.
Unfortunately, the photographs do not do this antique iron bed justice. It is a stunning iron bed which has lot of character from when it was handmade
sometime in the first decade of the 1900s. The integration of the vertical iron bars into groups of 2 or 3 short bars snuggled side by side is not
often seen. You can see a few glitches of where the maker was not quite as precise as a machine made bed would be today!
An advertisement from the Eaton's (an iconic Canadian department store similar to Sears) Fall and Winter Catalogue from 1907-1908 is shown.
Even back then, this was considered to be a very fancy bed. In the text, it refers to 'chills'. These are now commonly called 'castings' and refer to the
hand-poured molded pieces that the iron rods are placed into. to the old catalog picture you can see that some of the vertical brass bars is gone.
We were unable to replace it because the attachment points were also removed at some point in the cast iron bed's history.
Damaged original castings to which the side rails attach were removed when the bed was refinished. We supply a modern frame system. (If you already have
one, let us know and we can deduct $125 from the price.) The rails now sit 7" above the floor allowing for the use of a modern day box spring and mattress.
This bed was handmade before the First World War ended the era of iron beds. At that time all iron was diverted towards the war efforts. After the war,
similarly styled beds were mass produced on assembly lines and were constructed from aluminum, a metal that was much easier to work with.
The old lead paint was sandblasted off and then a powder coat high gloss white finish was baked on.
If you are using this iron bed frame with an extra-long full double mattress, let us know and we will lengthen the rails to accommodate the fit.
These longer rails would also take a queen size mattress, but please be aware that your box spring would overhang the edges by 3” on either
Headboard: 63"; Footboard: 45"; Width: 54"; Drop: 7"
If you are interested in purchasing this antique iron bed, please call or text David Lowry at 905-999-1195 or Helena Cronshaw at 905-806-7909.
We would be happy to supply more pictures, answer your questions and provide information regarding shipping costs and taxes, if any.
If you live in the vicinity of the Greater Toronto Area, we would love to have you visit our showroom which is only about an hour away. We have
150+ antique cast iron beds of all sizes: single / twin, ¾ size beds, full/double beds, queen size beds, king size beds and headboards
in all sizes. You can set up a day and general time frame using the ‘Book Online’ feature at the bottom left of this page or text, call or