Schou. Beds. November 07th , 2017.
Archaic iron beds hold an important place in history and are a wonderful addition to all collection. With a new mattress, an archaic iron bed supplies an opportunity to use these pieces of history in many distinct capacities as there are many different styles to choose from. The search for the perfect archaic iron bed could be almost as much fun as figuring out how to use the furniture. Often, designers prefer this bed to a modern bed with less personality also style.
Where could I locate this? Generally, those looking for one can find them through collector services. These programs could be found in vintage stores, in‐person or beds online auctions, or through internet research. Archaic iron beds most often arrive from the Victorian, Art Deco or Art Nouveau periods. And those pieces that are in good shape and haven’t been sloppily “restored“ are difficult to locate at a fair price. With a lot of research and education on the product, however, finding a quality antique bed could be done.
A popular restoration for this is to change them into other parts of furniture, including planters, storage, and shelving. This drastically deteriorates the value and beauty of the piece and should be undertaken with great caution and a professional eye. Iron bedstead should be appreciated for the same thing any other antique would be admired for, such as their place in history, their value, and their beauty.
What should I look for in this bed? When looking for an authentic antique bed, make sure to look for a product that has been verified by a professional who is well versed in antiques to ensure that the bed has worth and is what the seller says it is. Planning in purchasing antiques, or reading books like ”Selling Antique Beds Online” by Bowman and Orr (2007) could help you gain an understanding of what to search for purchasing a real one.
Can I restore one to myself? Use great caution if you choose to restore this by yourself. Restoring antiques can be expensive and can easily ruin the look and value of the piece. Professional, experienced antique restorers can help you clean your antique furniture, but hold off painting, sanding, or re-welding pieces before a consultation with a professional in the antique business.
Discovering the perfect antique iron bed can be difficult and confusing, but with some research, hard work and professional consultation, the perfect piece to fit your style can be found.
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