Allen & Baron Early Years Allen & Baron 1937

chicago-niles hardware

the chicago-based manufacturer of this hardware was niles hardware. this was often used on pre-turn of the century, post-chicago fire homes. as this was prior to the days of ups/fedex, hardware was much more regional in its use.

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chicago manufactured hardware

this hardware is typical of original and replacement hardware that you would find on pre-turn of the century chicago homes. this hardware may or may not be used as part of a current restoration that we are working on.

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brass candlesticks | polish lacquer | restore

We restored these great candlesticks by giving them a new polished brass finish and a coating of clear lacquer.  The large pair stand over 3 feet tall!

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architectural hardware | custom finishing | traditional design

These pieces are from our very own wilmette hardware line of fine architectural hardware.  If you cannot make it into our showroom to actually touch and feel this amazing hardware, please visit our website at www.wilmettehardware.com.

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chalice & patten | 24k gold lining

Did you know that we have the capabilities to 24k gold plate the inside only of your chalice or cup?  Let us help you restore your item to it's original grandeur.

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brass table | polish & lacquer | finish restoration

Here is a before and after of a brass table that we polished and gave a coating of clear lacquer.

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cast iron front door hardware | strap hinge | verde finish

This cast iron front door hardware was given our popular verde finish by our craftsman.  These strap hinges measured over 30 inches!

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bathroom hardware | bronze and lacquer | restoration

Here are some bathroom hardware pieces that we matched a customer supplied sample.  We have the capabilities of duplicating just about any finish you can come up with.

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re-tinning pot | tin lining | copper pan

Do you have a favorite pot or pan that just isn't working like it used to and hate the idea of getting rid of it?  Let us bring it back to it's original luster.  We polished these copper pots and gave them a new tin lining - ready to go ...

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brass table base | polished nickel | restore

Are you changing the decor in a room and just cannot find the right table to match?  Let us help you - we took this pair of brass tables and gave them new life with a beautiful polished nickel finish.

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