Fine Antique Hardware from Charleston Hardware Co.
#ThrowbackThursday with our Antique Potted Flower Pocket Door Handle! Our Eastlake suite was first made by Lockwood Company in 1885. Each piece features a potted plant, some with broken leaf stems and some with stems intact. ✨ Using the same techniques used over a century ago, each piece is cast in bronze and finished by hand. The relief is japanned to set off the detailing. #charlestonhardware
Antique Alert! 🧐 This gorgeous gem is an 1880’s antique american angelo-japanese interior door hinge designed by Russell & Erwin Manufacturing Co. of New Britain. Each leaf features intricate details of costumed japanese characters gazing at each other through the pin, with hanging lanterns surround the figures. We’re obsessed with the intricate details! 😱✨
In America’s early years, entry door hardware was imported or copied from English examples. Locks were either rough iron rim locks that fastened to the interior face of the door, or mortise locks that were set into the door’s edge. We gathered antiques dating back to 1840 and reproduced authentic rim locks with all interior moving parts cast in solid brass. The history and intricate detail associated with these locks is absolutely exquisite! 📖
With intricate details, Greek styled palmettos and anthemions framing this stylized dog's face -- this antique gem is considered to be a hardware collector's most prized acquisition. We found this knob right here in Charleston, SC on Rainbow Row!🗝🧐 A 19th Century Antique Victorian "Doggie Door Knob" Circa 1869 from Metallic Compression Casting Co., Boston.