Searching for elegant, unique iron canopy beds? You'll find a wide selection here at Charles P. Rogers. Since 1855, we have manufactured original metal canopy beds, daybeds, trundle beds, and bedding. Some of our iron and brass styles have been in continuous production since the nineteenth century and remain popular today.
We construct each canopy bed by hand, much as we did over a century ago. Our iron bed styles are tried-and-true classics, appropriately proportioned and accurate to original designs, yet sized to fit current twin, full, queen, king and California King mattresses for maximum flexibility. All decorative metal elements are cast or forged using original patterns from our archives.
To complement our bed designs, our fine linens are made to our precise specifications by the oldest European and American mills -- designed to look good and to last a long time. We also offer a special collection of linens for daybeds and trundle beds, including bed skirts, dust ruffles and comforter covers.
Iron and Brass Beds & Headboards
Handcrafted Iron BedsSince 1855, we have been dedicated to producing the finest heirloom quality iron beds and headboards available. Our wrought iron beds are truly substantial, weighing as much as five times as much as modern reproductions. Our use of traditional processes for casting, forging and finishing iron beds has not changed. This gives our beds a superior vintage iron bed surface, finish and more authentic feel than other iron beds. We make each of our iron beds by hand in our own workshops. We offer traditional antique and contemporary iron bed frames, iron canopy beds, iron & brass beds and iron trundle beds and daybeds. Every Charles P. Rogers iron bed reflects our continuing commitment to the finest in design, detailing and craftsmanship to insure our iron beds bring you a lifetime of enjoyment and service.
Iron and Brass Beds
Many of our solid iron beds have detailed decorative brass accents and utilize brass tube in the bed designs. We use only pure, heavy gauge brass tubing on all of our iron bed designs. Brass castings, caps and fittings are all solid brass and cast using sand molds built using patterns from our exclusive archives. Brass castings and parts are substantial and heavy adding to the overall authenticity of our iron beds. The quality of our brass insures that over time a beautiful patina will develop. Each iron and brass bed is finished by hand in a sequence of layers, the brass being carefully antiqued or polished by skilled artisans. Simple, strong assembly combined with our traditional production methods makes our iron beds a cut above modern reproductions.
Traditional Wrought Iron Beds
Each iron bed we make is individually hand forged using solid iron bar, precise joinery and finely detailed solid metal castings. We offer both traditional and more contemporary iron sleigh bed designs, each carefully proportioned for modern bedding sizes to enhance the beauty and elegance, and to provide proper strength while maintaining the integrity of the original design. Our iron bed finishes are all hand applied in multiple layers, giving all of our iron beds a unique luminosity and charm usually found only in antique iron beds.
Castings for all of our iron beds are made in the same traditional manner as our brass parts. Hand carved wood patterns are used to make sand molds into which molten metal is poured. The castings are made directly onto the iron framework, and then finished by hand. Though more costly and time consuming than modern methods, you can see the difference by eye. Details are precise and fully formed and give our iron beds a unique appeal and integral strength.