Handpainted Antique Noble Italian Iron Bed, Queen Size

(Italy, 19th Century)

Handpainted Antique Noble Italian Iron Bed, Queen Size


While the shape of this antique Italian cast iron bed frame is typical, the decoration makes it a standout. Both the headboard and footboard are superbly hand-painted and decorated with delicate inlays of mother of pearl. While barely perceptible, the interior areas of the headboard and footboard are a deep chocolate brown while the edges are gold-trimmed black. The design features two stylized dragon heads holding up an urn of flowers, flanked by ethereal sea life and scrolling leafy vines. At the top of the tall headboard is another exceptional embellishment – an iron cartouche with a monogramed brass plate. This iron bed frame came from a noble family’s home in Florence, Italy and dates from about 1880.
The rails were lengthened to accommodate a modern Queen size mattress. There are no slats since ropes likely supported the mattress. It would be necessary to set a modern mattress frame inside the antique frame. The interior dimensions are: 60 ½” wide x 82” long. The footboard height is 47 ½” h.

WIDTH: 64 in | HEIGHT: 79 in | DEPTH: 86 in

Origin Italy
Period 19th Century
Style Unspecified
ConditionVery good

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CONDITION: Paint loss; minor scratches; patches of oxidation

THB REF: 8923964715