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The densely packed racks at this Beacon Hill cubbyhole offer one-stop shopping for rarefied brass, chrome, porcelain, and glass―knobs, pulls, hooks, hangers, rods, and other trimmings that can bring an Edwardian touch to the powder room or a Federal finish to the bedroom.
-- Boston Magazine
Period Furniture Hardware Co, Inc.
For over 50 years, Period Furniture Hardware Co., Inc. has been supplying discriminating homeowners, builders and design professionals with distinctive, quality hardware. This store, located on Boston’s historic Charles Street at the base of Beacon Hill, is a spectacular resource. The store carries an array of fine hardware lines such as Baldwin, Jado, and Broadway, as well as many handcrafted and one-of–a-kind items to add that special touch to any project. Upon entering the premises, one is struck by the variety and volume of choices available here. There are chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, sconces and outdoor lanterns on the walls, weathervanes in the eaves, bath and door hardware displays, fireplace accessories, and an entire wall devoted to furniture and cabinet hardware!
The staff at period Furniture Hardware Co.. Inc. is friendly and knowledgeable. They offer personal service with attention to details and commitment to quality. They are available to meet with architect, builder, or homeowner to schedule hardware for an entire residence, remodel or addition. Each customer is treated with respect and courtesy. Many professionals send their customers into the showroom to select hardware with the help of the Period Furniture Hardware staff.
As the name implies, Period Furniture Hardware Co., Inc. began as a furniture hardware company servicing Boston’s robust furniture-making trade of the early 1900s. Located then, as now, on Beacon Hill, the shop was ideally situated to the many tradesmen of the area. Over the years, the shop has grown to carry a full range of builders and decorative hardware while still servicing its furniture hardware customers. While many of the furniture hardware customers are local craftsmen, their customer list is nationwide.
The company offers and extensive catalog with many of its furniture hardware items included. Over the years, the company has expanded to include all phases of builders and decorative hardware, with their main focus being specialty residential projects. Many of the fine homes of the surrounding Beacon Hill neighborhood showcase Period Furniture Hardware Co. exterior door hardware. Inside these homes, as well as fine homes throughout greater Boston, you will find quality hardware from Period Furniture Hardware Co.: magnificent andirons, custom fire screens and tool sets from traditional to contemporary; chandeliers and sconces in brass, pewter, copper and delft; bath fittings in shiny brass, nickel, pewter or chrome; door knockers, lock sets, hinges and more in a wide variety of styles and finishes.
Period Furniture Hardware Co. has a full-time brass refinisher available for custom refinishing. They can make your customers’ old hardware look new or their new hardware look old. They specialize in custom antique finishes, with the “grunge” finish being particularly popular. Also popular is un-lacquered brass for a more natural, softer look appropriate for man projects. The right finish can make even ordinary hardware look extraordinary.
Fine hardware lends a touch of elegance to any home. Homes of superior quality and craftsmanship demand hardware of equal quality. At Period Furniture Hardware Co., they are dedicated to providing every customer with the very best.
-- Greater Boston Builder/Architect