Allen & Baron Early Years Allen & Baron 1937

door hardware | antique black | polished brass

The vintage interior door plates and knobs shown were polished then given an antique black treatment in the recessed areas.  We utilized the same process used when they were originally produced.

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brass chandelier | polished lacquer | re-wire

This beautiful 8-candle brass chandelier was in need of a good polishing and a coat of lacquer to bring it back to it's original grandeur.  It was totally re-wired including new sockets and candle covers.  Be sure to visit our website at http://www.albarwilmette.com/lighting/ for more information on all our lighting ...

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porcelain table lamp | restoration | re-wire

Here is a pair of porcelain table lamps that were in need of our help.  We replaced the broken brass rod, re-formed the bent wires and attached the porcelain pieces.  I was also re-wired and back in working order.

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rutledge cabinet knob | hammered finish | antique silver

Here is our very own wilmette hardware rutledge hammered cabinet knob in an antique silver and lacquer finish.  Be sure to check out all of our fine architectural cabinet hardware gallery at http://www.wilmettehardware.com/cabinet/index.php

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front door hardward | entry set | restore

This before and after is of a very large (5 inch diameter) set of front door hardware that probably dates back to the 60's.  Our customer chose an oil rubbed bronze and oil "living" finish that will change over time.

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cut glass candelabra | sterling silver | restoration

This pair of beautiful cut glass candelabras had to be totally disassembled, the cut glass hand cleaned and the sterling silver polished to a mirror finish before being reassembled by our shop.

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exterior handles | hardware restoration | satin finish lacquer

All these two 24" exterior stainless steel handles needed was our satin finish with two coats of clear lacquer and they look as good as new.

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towel rack | fabricate missing parts | butler brass lacquer

A soft butler brass finish with a coating of a low luster lacquer was provided on this great towel floor rack.  We also fabricated the missing rod and caps to bring it back to it's original condition.

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polished brass lacquer | ship porthole

Here is an authentic ship porthole that had to weigh over 70 pounds.  Our customer wanted a polished brass and clear lacquer finish before he made a poolside table out of it.

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lantern restoration | hand satin finish

Just look at what was hiding under all those year of dirt and grime!  The etched glass on this lantern could not be removed, so it was carefully masked, then given a hand satin finish with a final coating of wax.

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