The iron bed era ended with America's entrance into World War I, when American factories had to close production due to the need for iron to be reserved for armaments to fuel the war effort. Once the war ended, the Industrial Revolution would begin and production methods would change. Hand-forged iron beds were no longer seen as practical, as mass production took hold; hand craftsmanship was replaced by assembly lines, and flimsy manufactured beds were the result. Our Virginia Ironworks collection has resurrected the time-honored American tradition of making high-quality iron beds. With their timeless appeal, reflecting a variety of styles, and dozens of finish options, our Virginia Ironworks beds might be just right for your son or daughter.
In Part 1 we looked at upholstered iron bed styles, and now we'll look at traditional, metal-only designs and daybeds. While some styles definitely represent more ornate, Victorian styling, others are more reminiscent of the simplicity for which the Arts and Crafts movement is well known. From rounded to scrolling, squared-off to embellished, you're sure to find a design that blends well with your home's décor scheme.
These traditional bed styles are available with matching headboard and footboard as well as bed frame; alternatively, headboards can be sold individually. Each style can be ordered in your choice of size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, or King. They can also be completed with either roll-out or pop-up trundles.
Orange Blossom Iron Bed: Inspired by the Shenandoah valley, this design incorporates arches and floral designs into the headboard and footboard, along with radiused corners. The vintage appeal is decidedly feminine.
Acadia Iron Bed: Rich in the tradition of Great Britain, this bed incorporates spindles, square rails, thick posts, and doubloon castings. The result is a striking silhouette.
Eastham Iron Bed: This inverted arch bed end design is bold and urbane. Simple yet detailed, this bed would be at home with even the most modern décor.
Aster Iron Bed: Perhaps the most ornate iron bed we've seen, this charmer-of-a-design includes straight lines paired with gentle curves, punctuated with acrylic ball finials.
A new take on the iron bed phenomenon, these day beds offer extra potential as lounge pieces. Like traditional beds from Virginia Ironworks, they come in your choice of size and finish and can be paired with either style trundle.
Cedar Iron Daybed: This bed offers contemporary design with its straight vertical spindles and horizontal parallel lines.
Cooperstown Iron Daybed: Ornate details top off the graceful arches and curves of this bed. Its slender posts appear delicate but still offer the same strength and durability as other Virginia Ironworks beds.
Evergreen Iron Daybed: The understated appeal of this bed is created by blending stylized posts with a simple silhouette.
Kira Iron Daybed: Casual and contemporary, this model's grid pattern incorporates upholstered panels.
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