Victorian Brass/Bronze Hardware

by John Werry on May 10, 2009

enamel brass door hardware Victorian Brass/Bronze HardwareIf you are a fan of Victorian brass & bronze door hardware, there is a recent post in the Victorian forum that has extensive images of ornate hardware collections from “stever”.

Steve has photos of hardware manufactured by companies such as Norwalk Lock, Co., P & F Corbin, Mallory & Wheeler, Russell & Erwin, Trenton, Branford, and more.

The amazing hand-enameled Corbin door set to the right is one of the one’s in his post, which includes 19 photos of decorative door hardware in his collection, many of which are of Aesthetic Movement design.

You can see the collection within the forum here. **

I split the Victorian brass & bronze door hardware photos from the original Bradley & Hubbard mirror post, also started by Steve, which can be seen here. **  There are B&H mirror photos from his collection and photos from various other forum members, including Zeke, Woodwright, and myself.

** Note: you will not see any photos at the links above unless you are logged into your forum account or create a new account if you have not been a forum member in past.  If you see the words “welcome guest” in the upper left hand corner, you are not logged in or need to register.

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RareVictorian May 12, 2009 at 9:05 am

Just adding a link to an article on Victorian hardware – here.

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zeke May 12, 2009 at 6:02 pm

I would like to applaud Stever for taking the time and effort to show us some of his beautiful collection. I would love so much to see more, especially the pre-Aesthetic hardware that Steve mentions in his post. If possible it would be great if we could keep the photos here on the site for future reference and for new members to enjoy and study.

While our primary focus here may be furniture, knowing and understanding other Victorian decorative arts paints a much more complete picture and gives us a better understanding contextually of the world in which the furniture was originally used.

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james conrad May 13, 2009 at 4:28 am

If ever there was a “Golden Age” in american hardware, this has just gotta be IT. Released by constraints placed on the colonies, american manufacturer’s responded in spectacular fashion. Really fabulous stuff.

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RareVictorian May 13, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Zeke, I agree. I tend to focus on furniture, but I would love to see more non-furniture items here on Rare V. I’ll try to step it up in future with that in mind. If anyone runs across something that may be of interest to folks, I’m all ears.

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