Where’s Grandma’s bed the family said, As they visited, the old Homestead? Memories arose of stories told as they remembered, the old feather bed. A shiny brass knob, a porcelain or two.
Style and Elegance
On average we spend more than one-third of our lives sleeping. Beds have inspired furniture designers across centuries to produce a functional yet appealing piece of bedroom furniture.
Brass Bed Porcelains
In the early 1800’s the first iron beds were created, as time passed bed artisans introduced brass to their original iron designs gradually designs became grander by adding porcelain, mirror, and mother of pearl decorative features.
RMS Titanic was designed to be the ultimate 1912 experience of luxury travel and was one of the most majestic ships of her time. Constructed by Hardland and Wolff, she was built to impress.
When looking to dress your bed correctly and appropriately, it is important to first date the bed era. As a general rule, iron beds were made from approx. 1840 to 1860’s, iron with brass 1860’s to 1900 and iron, brass, porcelain, mother of pearl from 1900 to end of production years.
Brass Bed Artisans
In the early 1900’s war would reshape the steel industry again, as factories were assigned to the war effort and any available iron including brass were requested from the country to aid the war effort, they were collected and melted down and remade into whatever the War Departments required.
After 30 years of antique brass bed restorations, we are still thrilled to return a brass bed to its original design and all its intricate detail and shining glory. Sometimes we have commenced with a client’s tangled mess of iron posts, brass pipe and a box of over 60 assorted brass pieces.
Cast Iron Care
Caring for your Antique Brass Bed or Cast Iron Bed Sometimes when owning a brass or cast iron bed, it will be necessary to dismantle them, often is the case just prior to their restoration.