What exactly is "Hand-Forged Iron?"
Hardware produced by the local blacksmith at his forge and anvil
was common to many early American homes. Our blacksmiths take great
pride in authentically reproducing these pieces, one by one, using
18th century tools and techniques. This hardware is carefully built to
ensure that it will function, as designed for many years to
What is Period Lighting?
Lighting is a most important aspect of 18th century decor. Our
copper and tinsmiths recreate, by hand, a very comprehensive selection
of candle and electrified fixtures which are historically correct for
restorations of the period. Using only traditional materials such as
tin, copper and brass, the metals are left with a natural finish which
will darken slightly with time.
Can you tell me more about your Brass and
Brass and porcelain designs of the 18th and early 19th centuries
created a more formal decor as compared with the hand-forged iron of
the village blacksmith. Typically executed as a sand casting, the
manufacture of this hardware required more complicated means for its
production. Our selection of brass door and cabinet hardware was made
only after careful research into the numerous methods used in making
brass hardware today. Meticulous attention to detail and historically
accurate appearance are the major criteria.
What is the difference between Hand-Forged Iron and
A collection of iron hardware which offers the design and function
of our hand-forged iron at a more economical price. These pieces are
the result of machine-forging and therefore do not show the hammer
marks and natural forged finish of the hand-wrought hardware. Our
machine-forged hardware is very well made and designed for years of
Do you do any custom hand-forged work?
Our blacksmiths enjoy producing custom designed hardware to your
specifications. Please call us concerning your requirements.
Do you include mounting hardware?
Screws and complete instructions for installation are included with
How do you ship materials?
Our preference is to ship via UPS whenever possible. Please add 6%
of the total order, but not more than $85.00 to cover the cost of
surface UPS. Next-Day, Second-Day or 3-Day Air UPS is available upon
request. Our handling charge is $3.00 per order. All items are insured
Do you offer any sort of guarantee?
We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If for
any reason you wish to return an item for refund or exchange, we will
gladly assist. Please contact us within 30 days from the date of
delivery. On the other hand, special orders are non-refundable.