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The Period Kitchen

Suppliers of cabinets and fittings for old-style kitchens.

The term "Period Kitchen" is misleading because no one today wants to live with a REAL historic, period kitchen with its wood-burning stove and lack of modern electrical appliances. What most people want instead is a kitchen with the warm, inviting appeal of traditional design that creates the look and feel of a period kitchen -- but which also has all modern conveniences.

To meet the growing demand for period-looking kitchens, there is now available a wide array glass-fronted cabinets, tin ceilings, period moldings, and other fittings and accessories that add charm and character. Some of the reproduction materials are excellent: Well-designed and well-crafted. Others are, frankly, junk. The list below, extracted from recent issues of PERIOD HOMES, provides a good cross-section of the high-quality period kitchen products market. Most of the companies listed provide reproduction items . . . everything from period-style cabinets to antique stoves and slate counter tops.

A&M Victorian Decorations, Inc.
South El Monte, CA
800-671-0693; 626-575-0693; Fax: 626-575-1781
www.aandmvictorian.com
Manufacturer of architectural elements: columns, moldings, mantels, balustrades, wall caps, pavers, quoins, stair treads, planters, urns, fountains & gazebos; gypsum & cast stone; custom designs & finishes.

AA-Abbingdon Affiliates, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
718-258-8333; Fax: 718-338-2739
www.abbingdon.com
Manufacturer for 3 generations of 38 original Victorian & Art Deco designs of tin panels for ceilings & walls: 2x2-ft. lay-in & 2x4- or 2x8-ft. nail-up; steel, pre-painted white, brass, copper & chrome; stainless steel & solid copper for kitchen backsplashes; 15 cornice styles; pre-cut miters.

AGA Cookers
Smyrna, GA
800-633-9200; Fax: 888-266-5242
www.aga-cookers.com
Source of hand-crafted, British AGA Cooker, the only radiant-heat, multi-function stove available. Twelve colors of enamel; three sizes.

Architectural Paneling, Inc.
New York, NY
212-371-9632; Fax: 212-759-0276
www.apaneling.com
Manufacturer & custom fabricator of traditional French & English hand-carved paneling, mantels & moldings: casework & cabinetry, wainscoting, carved panels, interior doors, stairs & railings; walnut, mahogany, cherry, oak & poplar.

Architectural Products by Outwater, LLC
Wood Ridge, NJ
800-835-4400; 973-365-2002; Fax: 800-835-4403
www.outwater.com
Supplier of more than 40,000 decorative building products: architectural moldings & millwork, columns & capitals, wrought-iron components, balustrading, door hardware, lighting, tin ceiling panels, furniture & cabinet components, fireplace surrounds, wall coverings, wainscoting & more; free catalog.

Brian Greer's Tin Ceilings, Walls & Unique Me*
Petersburg, ON, CANA, DA
519-743-9710; Fax: 519-570-1447
www.tinceiling.com
Manufacturer of stamped-metal ceilings: tin, copper, brass & pewter; 2x2-ft. panels for easy installation; backsplashes, moldings, fillers & cornices, all with safety hems; medallions & rosettes; custom metalwork.

Chelsea Decorative Metal
Houston, TX
713-721-9200; Fax: 713-776-8661
www.thetinman.com
Manufacturer & supplier of pressed-tin panels for walls, backsplashes & ceilings: stamped metal sheets in 2x4-ft. sections for easy installation; cornices in 4-ft. lengths, 2 to 9 in. widths; Victorian, Art Deco & other styles; 6-, 12- & 24-in. repeat patterns; 2x2- & 2x4-ft. suspended ceiling sheets; tin-plated steel for paint retention; shipped anywhere.

Classic Architectural Specialties
Forney, TX
800-662-1221; 972-552-9050; Fax: 972-552-9054
www.casdesign.com
Supplier of architectural components: complete packages for exteriors, millwork & more; interior & exterior columns & capitals in all Classical orders; mantels & novelty columns in urethane, resin, wood & fiberglass; cornice moldings, door & window surrounds, ceiling medallions, ornamental ceilings, niches & domes, brackets & corbels in polymer; cupolas, fencing components, porch parts, balustrades, benches, weathervanes, gazebos & more.

Country Road Associates, Ltd.
Millbrook, NY
845-677-6041; Fax: 845-677-6532
www.countryroadassociates.com
Manufacturer & distributor of 19th-century reclaimed flooring materials, barn siding & hand-hewn beams: white pine, hemlock, heart pine, white oak, chestnut & black walnut; wide board & random width; custom cabinetry.

Crown Point Cabinetry
Claremont, NH
800-999-4994; 603-357-5898; Fax: 800-370-1218
www.crown-point.com
Custom fabricator of hand-crafted, period-style cabinetry: for the kitchen, bath & other rooms; Arts & Crafts, Shaker, Victorian & Early American styles; sells directly to homeowners, architects, custom builders & remodelers nationwide; family owned & operated.

Cumberland Woodcraft Co.
Carlisle, PA
800-367-1884; 717-243-0063; Fax: 717-243-6502
www.cumberlandwoodcraft.com
Manufacturer & distributor of millwork & ornament: sawn & turned balustrades/railings, corbels, carvings, molding, appliques, brackets, non-load-bearing columns, paneled & screen doors, porch trim, gazebos, arbors, pergolas, mantels, paneling & cabinetry; hand crafted; Spanish cedar, poplar & mahogany; non-load-bearing polymer & carved-wood capitals & columns in oak, maple, mahogany & cherry; licensee of the Victorian Society in America for wood trim.

Detail Millwork
Waltham, MA
617-893-2250; Fax: 617-893-1855
http://www.rigolico.com
Manufacturer of windows, doors & more: mantels, cupolas, paneling & more; millwork and cabinetry for custom kitchens.

Fine Architectural Metalsmiths
Chester, NY
888-862-9577; 845-651-7550; Fax: 845-651-7857
http://www.iceforge.com
Custom fabricator of ironwork: lanterns, sconces, ceiling fixtures & other lighting; restoration & refitting of lighting fixtures; period gates & fencing, railings & newel posts; period-design wine racks, grillework & wine cellar doors; benches, arbors, pergolas, finials & fireplace screens; decorative copper wall & ceiling tile; forged iron, stainless steel, aluminum & forged & fabricated bronze; hand- & hot-forge work; patination; design-through-installation service.

Good Time Stove Co.
Goshen, MA
413-268-3677; Fax: 413-268-9284
http://www.goodtimestove.com
Supplier of antique kitchen ranges & heating stoves: ca. 1840-1930; restored enamel, cast-iron, wood & wood-gas combos; electric conversions; wood- & gas-burning fireplaces & stoves.

Goodwin Associates
Rochester, NY
585-248-3320; Fax: 585-387-0153
www.goodwinassociates.com
Distributor & supplier of interior & exterior millwork: stock & custom balustrade systems; ornamental ceilings, cornice moldings, columns & capitals, door & window surrounds, brackets & corbels, ceiling medallions, niches & domes, crowns & frieze moldings; wood, fiberglass, polyurethane, Forton MG, GRG & foamed polymer.

Gooseneck Designs
Westminster, MD
410-848-5663; Fax: 410-751-6313
www.gooseneckdesigns.com
Manufacturer of site-specific architectural ceramics & custom tile: standard tile for interior & exterior applications; garden & wall, pool & geyser fountains, cascades & waterfalls; tile mosaics & kitchen & bath tile.

Historical Arts & Casting, Inc.
West Jordan, UT
800-225-1414; 801-280-2400; Fax: 801-280-2493
http://www.historicalarts.com
Designer & custom fabricator of ornamental metalwork: columns & capitals, cornices, newels, balusters, planters, finials, sculpture, fountains, copper kitchen hoods, plaques & signage; grilles, lighting, lattice, brackets, spandrels, custom turnings, domes, canopies, doors & more; cast iron, bronze, aluminum & wrought iron/steel; Arts & Crafts, Victorian & other styles; restoration services.

Kitchen Accessories Unlimited
Trumbull, CT
800-667-8721; Fax: 203-373-0810
http://www.kau.net
Internet supplier of kitchen accessories: range hoods, pot racks, carts, cabinet accessories, wine racks, stainless-steel wall shelves, sinks, faucets & more.

M-Boss, Inc.
Cleveland, OH
888-MBOSSINC; Fax: 216-641-7387
http://www.mbossinc.com
Manufacturer of tin ceilings: including cornice, molding, fillers & panels; more than 100 patterns & 11 specialty finishes; nail-up or lay-in; custom design & replication; for backsplashes, wainscoting, door insets & more.

Manor Style, Ltd.
Baltimore, MD
800-325-2188; 410-298-7261; Fax: 410-281-9362
Nationwide supplier of load-bearing architectural columns, capitals & balustrade systems: cultured marble-resin (limestone finished), fiberglass composite & fabricated PVC; stock sizes to 48 in. in dia.; direct distributor of architectural PVC & preformed polymer elements; cornices, brackets & other trim; Fypon, Focal Point, Spectis, Durastyl, Century, CDM & other brands.

Old Wood Workshop
Pomfret Center, CT
860-974-3622; Fax: No Fax
www.oldwoodworkshop.com
Manufacturer & supplier of vintage recycled building materials, antique lumber, flooring & furniture: chestnut, oak & pine; antique & resawn flooring; custom millwork, furniture & countertops; antique beams, joists, rafters, siding & planking; vintage doors, iron hardware, mantels & glass; whole structures.

Old World Mouldings, Inc.
Bohemia, NY
631-563-8660; Fax: 631-563-8815
www.oldworldmouldings.com
Manufacturer of ornamentally embossed hardwood moldings, mantels, ceilings, cabinetry & paneling: custom profile matching; more than 400 profiles in stock, several thousand total; priming for all profiles; arched moldings to match any profile; all wood species; full catalog available online & in print.

Recyclit, Inc.
Florence, SC
843-667-8188; Fax: 843-669-7764
http://www.recyclitinc.com
Distributor of a collection system for recyclables & household trash: chutes are installed into kitchen walls & waste goes directly into roll cart or recycling crate.

Renaissance Ceiling Domes
Knoxville, TN
800-642-0169; 42; Fax: 865-539-2773
www.renaissancedomes.com
Supplier of hand-crafted ceiling domes: any size; primed gypsum shells or fully finished turn-key installed; coffered interiors, hardwoods, custom shapes, pre-wired light systems, stained-glass oculi & more.

Sheldon Slate Products Co. Inc.
Monson, ME
207-997-3615; 518-642-1280; Fax: 207-997-2966
http://www.sheldonslate.com
Manufacturer of slate products: benches, tiered & wall fountains, signage & plaques, roofing, floor tile, flagging, structural applications, monuments & kitchen counters & sinks; custom cutting; natural stone planters & urns; color-matched, custom-fabricated facing stone, block & cladding.

Steptoe & Wife Antiques, Ltd.
Toronto, ON, Canada
800-461-0060; 416-780-1707; Fax: 416-780-1814
http://www.steptoewife.com
Manufacturer of cast-iron architectural elements: spiral & straight stairs, decorative balustrades & balusters, railings, gates, newel posts, handrails, treads, risers, ornamental ceilings & grilles; custom ornamental metal fabrication; arbors, gazebos & pergolas; cast aluminum & bronze & wrought iron/steel; contract manufacturing.

Superior Moulding, Inc.
Van Nuys, CA
800-473-1415; 818-376-1415; Fax: 818-376-1415
www.superiormoulding.com
Supplier of standard & custom moldings & related finish materials: embossed & sculptured moldings; polyfoam moldings, columns, capitals, doors, door hardware, windows, ceiling medallions, niches, domes, corbels, furniture legs, mantels, appliques & stair parts; complete line of hardwood flooring & related products; custom molding & millwork packages; short turnaround times; shipped worldwide.

Susan Hebert Imports
Portland, OR
503-248-1111; Fax: 503-248-0275
http://www.ecobre.com
Supplier of handmade, solid-copper decorative accessories: kitchen & bathroom fixtures; lighting; more than 120 designs; all pieces signed by the artist; historic Arts & Crafts references; catalog available.

Tile Source Inc.
Hilton Head Island, SC
843-689-9151; Fax: 843-689-9161
http://www.tile-source.com
Supplier of Victorian-style decorative tile: true encaustic tile & less costly silk-screened simulations; mural & scenic tile, kitchen tile, flooring & ceramic pavers; London's famous Blue Plaques, 20 in. in dia., in frost-proof Staffordshire porcelain.

W.F. Norman Corp.
Nevada, MO
800-641-4038; 417-667-5552; Fax: 417-667-2708
http://www.wfnorman.com
Fabricator of sheetmetal ornament: hundreds of stock designs of cornices, moldings, brackets, backsplashes, pressed-metal ceilings & more; duplication from samples or drawings.

White River Hardwoods-Woodworks
Fayetteville, AR
800-558-0119; 479-442-6986; Fax: 479-444-0406
http://www.mouldings.com
Manufacturer of moldings & carvings: Mon Reale high-relief hardwood moldings; Authentic Hand-Carved Woodcarvings in lindenwood, maple & cherry; UltraFlex resin curve work; smooth & embossed hardwood moldings & casings; mantels, ceilings, cornices & more; poplar & oak in stock & other species as custom order.

Wiemann Ironworks
Tulsa, OK
918-592-1700; Fax: 918-592-2385
http://www.wiemanniron.com
Designer, fabricator, finisher & installer of ornamental metalwork: kitchen hoods, railings, gates, fences, lighting, pergolas & gazebos, furnishings, fixtures, grilles, doors, arbors, hardware & more; cast & wrought aluminum, iron, steel, bronze, brass & staineless alloys; CAD services; NOMMA's most award-winning metal fabricator; national market.