This Victorian bed may look simple in style, but in different lights, the medallions can sparkle like diamonds. Not overpowering nor ornate, but
subtle in their glint. Very elegant looking, it would make its presence known in any setting from farmhouse to contemporary to century home.
All the medallions are antique and, while they look like they are glued on, each one is held in with a small brass ball that screws into the casting.
This antique cast iron bed started off life as a much smaller bed, likely 3/4 size and was converted to queen size. Queen size iron beds did
not gain popularity until the second half of the last century.
he brass tubing spanning both the head and foot boards is new, but not lacquered, so it will patina over time. The round corner knobs are
antique and have a variety of dents and dings, but the 'shoulders' on which they sit, are modern reproductions.
The conversion consisted of a major reworking of the bed frame. In order to have enough medallions to span the top rails on both the headboard
and footboard, they had to be 'stolen' from the row of medallions that would have graced the bottom of the footboard. These were then inserted
into the top rail. Simple tubing replaced the bottom rail of the footboard.
This bed no longer has its original rail hitches on the corner posts and therefore will sit at the same height as a modern day bed with box spring
and mattress. The corner posts have been drilled and we supply a modern day metal bedframe on which to attach to corner posts. If you
already have your own queen metal bed frame, please let us know and we can deduct $125 from the price of this bed. The original corner posts
on the headboard were replaced.
Before World War 1 ended the era of iron beds, cast iron beds were handmade. The start of the war meant that all iron was diverted towards the war
effort. After the war, metal beds were mass produced on assembly lines and were constructed from aluminum a metal that was much lighter and
easier to work with.
During the restoration process, the old lead paint was sandblasted off and replaced with a durable baked on lead free paint in a gloss white finish.
Headboard: 57"; Footboard: 33.5"; Width: 60"; Drop: 7"
Bedding and accessories not included.
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
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