Queen with Medallions --SOLD to New Jersey

  • Queen with Medallions --SOLD to New JerseyQueen with Medallions --SOLD to New JerseyQueen with Medallions --SOLD to New JerseyQueen with Medallions --SOLD to New Jersey
    Queen with Medallions --SOLD to New JerseyQueen with Medallions --SOLD to New JerseyQueen with Medallions --SOLD to New JerseyQueen with Medallions --SOLD to New Jersey


    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.

    T 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 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 email us.




    Please call or text or email us

    • With your questions
    • To order a bed
    • Inquire about our repair and restoration services
    • To arrange a visit to our showroom (located about one hour north east of Toronto.)

    David Lowry at 905-999-1195; david@antiquecastironbeds.com

    Helena Cronshaw at 905-806-7909; helena@antiquecastironbeds.com

    General Information

    • We accept Visa or MasterCard and PayPal
    • All catalog prices are shown in Canadian dollars
    • Canadian orders are subject to either HST or GST as required
    • USA orders require customs clearance paperwork which conforms to Homeland Security regulations. Under current NAFTA rules, no duties or taxes are payable on antiques we ship to the States.
    • International orders may be subject to taxes and duties which are the responsibility of the buyer. In some international locations the buyer may need to pick up their shipping crate at a train, bus or plane terminal.
    • Shipping fees vary according to size, weight, transportation mode, special delivery requests and destination. All beds are crated in custom-made wooden containers to protect them on route.
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