A key craft of the A&C movement was metalwork, ubiquitous as architectural and furniture hardware. Once again it’s possible to get period-style hardware from the frank to the bizarre—and from both artisan shops and larger manufacturers.
Do you know the difference between a sash stay and a sash lock? Although some old-house hardware may seem esoteric in function, a lot of things are still quite useful once you know where they fit. Check out the items here—all still available!
Is hardware from a fine 1790 brick Federal appropriate in a farmhouse of the same era? What kind of entry set best suits an 1895 town house? And what about the explosion of new and revival styles during the bungalow era? The answers aren’t always obvious.