Allen & Baron Early Years Allen & Baron 1937

Verde Lantern | Restoration | Fabrication

Here is a verde lantern that we restored by fabricating the scrolling and arms that had deteriorated over the years.

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Threshold | Cremone Bolt | Window Stay

Great hardware is just a pleasure to work with!  We cleaned and polished their bronze hardware leaving it un-lacquered so they can age naturally.  We also are also fabricating additional cremone bolts for them.

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Rim Lock | Silver Plate | Antique | Burnished

This custom rim lock is in an antique burnished silver finish and is at home in a Chicago apartment.

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Rim Lock | Polished Brass | Matte Black

The matte black finish on this rim lock really makes the polished brass knob and trim pop.

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Rim Lock | Install | Brass

Here is the outside of a rim lock install.  What a classic clean look with only a knob, rosette and lidded cylinder cover!

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Rim Lock | Satin Nickel

Rim Locks originated and are more prevalent on the east coast.  This one in satin nickel was made for a customer here in the mid-west.  Check out the drop pull handle that is on the inside.  The only hardware on the outside would be the knob, rosette and cylinder cover.  A ...

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candelabra | restoration | brass and marble

This magnificent candelabra was polished and given a coat of clear lacquer.  Our customer could hardly believe his eyes when it was picked up.

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chandelier restoration | butler brass | rewire

Here is a before and after of a brass and porcelain chandelier that we gave a butler finish (not highly polished).  We also rewired the entire fixture and gave it new sockets and candle covers.

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german silver sink | restoration

This huge german nickel sink is used every day in our customer's Hyde Park home.  We replaced the bottom of the basins with german silver along with its wood framing.  Finally, it was polished to a mirror finish.  Be sure to check out our own wilmette hardware's custom german nickel ...

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clock parts | restoration | satin silver

These two pieces from a seth thomas clock were first given a satin silver finish.  We then painted the lettering and numbers in black to match the original.

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