Antique White Cast Iron and Brass Bed - Q595

  • Antique White Cast Iron and Brass Bed - Q595Antique White Cast Iron and Brass Bed - Q595Antique White Cast Iron and Brass Bed - Q595Antique White Cast Iron and Brass Bed - Q595
    Antique White Cast Iron and Brass Bed - Q595Antique White Cast Iron and Brass Bed - Q595Antique White Cast Iron and Brass Bed - Q595Antique White Cast Iron and Brass Bed - Q595
    Antique White Cast Iron and Brass Bed - Q595


    A most unusual cast iron and brass bed!  I wish I knew the history of this antique bed because the castings are very different than most beds.  The castings which are on the side posts appear to be symbolic bundles of wheat sheaves.  The rest of the castings on the top and bottom of the vertical iron rods all have what looks like a '+' sign.  I don't know the significance of this sign but have not been able to find other beds which incorporate it.  I purchased it from the owner of a church built in 1835 who acquired the restored building several years before and said that this bed was left behind by a prior owner.  

    There is a bronze (removable) casting of a cherub's face.  The back is imprinted with the word 'Japan' which likely means it was made between 1921 and 1939.  The cherub was added sometime after the iron bed was handmade around the beginning of the last century.

    This bed would fit into many decorating themes, make a small bedroom feel larger and more airy and would hold its own in a large bedroom as well.  It definitely is a conversation piece.

    Starting out as a 3/4 size bed (48") which was a popular size made at the turn of the last century, this bed has been stretched out to 60" and the side rails have been lengthened to accommodate a modern day queen size mattress.  Queen size beds did not become mainstream until the mid 1900s.  At the time this antique bed was made, the widest beds measured 54".

    With the exception of the horizontal brass tubing stretching across the tops of the headboard and foot board, all the brass is original and shows its fair share of dents, dings and scratches.  One corner knob has a split on its 'neck.' 

    During the restoration process, this metal Victorian era bed had the old lead paint sandblasted off and replaced with a durable baked on lead free paint in a gloss antique white finish. 

    This iron bed was handmade before the start of World War One.  When the war started in 1914, production of cast iron beds dropped significantly because iron was diverted for the war effort.  After the war, metal beds were mass produced in aluminum, a much easier and lighter metal to work with.

    Side rails and cross supports are included.

    Bedding and accessories are not included.

    Headboard:  51.5";  Foot board:  42";  Width:  60";  Drop:  15"

    If you are interested in purchasing this antique iron bed or have any questions, 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.







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    • With your questions
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    Helena Cronshaw at 905-806-7909;

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