antique bed frames

So my gorgeous antique canopy bed frame (that I inherited already broken like ten years ago) just bit the dust for good, I think. Thankfully both cats were on top of the bed when it broke, not under. Sleeping on a mattress on the floor for the night and I guess buying a new bed tomorrow? I have always inherited beds I have no idea where to begin.

Climbing through the attic of the long-abandoned Hotel Empire in Sharon Springs, NY, I was surprised to come across this room built out of one of the turrets - the only finished room in the attic, and containing this antique bedframe with a pile of mattresses placed on top of it.  Water damage has caused them to bow in the middle, but this still leaves the question of why they were all piled on a single bedframe to begin with…