This queen size antique cast iron bed is a wonderful example of an ornate Victorian bed. It has very unusual cone shaped corner posts topped by a
brass knob. Usually beds have either one or the other, not both.
The iron castings are wonderfully creative with floral depictions. They are not typical run-of-the-mill castings.
Iron beds were handmade before World War One. Once the war started, production stopped as iron stores were diverted to the war effort.
When the war finished, metal beds were mass produced on production lines using aluminum instead of iron.
When this bed was restored, the original lead paint was sandblasted off and it was powder coated in a clear matte finish paint. The color
is the natural color of iron. Some of the pictures have an almost silver hue to them, but the actual color is darker. Pictures cannot do
justice to the beauty of this cast iron bed. On some of the castings you can see remnants of the sand which formed the mold into which molten
iron was poured.
Queen size beds did not become popular until the mid 1900s. This bed has been skillfully 'stretched' to accommodate a queen size mattress.
Side rails and cross supports are supplied.
Bedding and accessories not included.
Headboard: 61"; Footboard: 43"; Width: 60"; Drop: 14"
If you are interested in this bed, please call or text David Lowry at 905-999-1195 or Helena Cronshaw at 905-806-7909. We would be happy to 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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