This unique queen-size antique cast iron bed shows some wonderful quirks that could only come about because it was handmade at the turn of the last century.
This truly unusual iron bed has bold, beautiful and exceptionally thick casting. Traditionally the pineapple symbolized welcome and friendship.
The molten iron castings themselves are extremely interesting because of the pineapple motif. It`s almost as if the craftsman had a visual concept
of what pineapples look like, but his vision was more ambitious than his skills. Parts of the castings seem to be well formed, but other parts
possess a sense of naiveté and charm. Some of the sand molds which formed the castings seem impeccably made while others appear to be made by a
Many of the castings show signs of their baking history. Some of them have large air bubbles where gas escaped during the cooling process.
Other parts show remnants of the original sand from the mold.
This bed is sophisticated while maintaining naiveté. It would not shrink into the background of any bedroom, but hold tight to its magnificent
It is an extremely heavy bed with oversized castings. The main motif in the central area of the headboard and footboard is more than twice the
size of the palm of my hand.
The cast iron moldings of the feet are impactful as well. Both the headboard and footboard have lovely feet, but those on the footboard are exceptional.
They were not meant to be hidden behind bed skirts.
This is not a one of a kind bed. Recently I saw another one listed on a local online sale page. It may have been produced at one of the
many iron foundries in the Toronto area.
Queen size iron beds did not exist at the time when this bed was made. My welder has skillfully 'stretched' it to queen-size width. The
brass is antique and original to the bed.
During the restoration process we sandblasted of the old lead paint and had a clear coat of powder paint baked on. The pewter color is the natural
color of iron.
Side rails and cross supports included.
Headboard: 61"; Footboard: 45"; Width: 60"; Drop: 14"
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 or twin beds, ¾ size beds, full / double beds, queen size beds, king size beds, and headboards in
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