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Products & Services for Victorian Restoration & New Victorian Revival Homes

The charm and visual richness of Victorian houses have attracted so much attention in recent years that there literally aren't enough old Victorian houses to go around. As a result, one of the hottest trends in the housing market is the construction of new Victorian-style houses.

To meet this demand for both restoration and new construction, hundreds of companies have sprung up across the land to supply Victorian-style products and services. Some of the reproductions are excellent: well designed and well crafted. Others are, frankly, junk. The list below provides a good cross-section of the high-quality Victorian products market. Most of the companies listed provide historical reproductions--everything from chimney pots to doorknobs. We've also included a few suppliers of original, vintage architectural antiques in the list. But for a more complete survey of the architectural antiques market, consult the architectural antiques section of the website.

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

Architectural Antiques Exchange
Philadelphia, PA
215-922-3669; Fax: 215-922-3680
www.architecturalantiques.com
Distributor & importer of architectural salvage: stock, custom, antique & reproduction mantels; cast & carved stone, cast iron, limestone & milled & carved wood; doors, street lamps, leaded & beveled glass, mirrors, bars, signs, urns, paneling & more.

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

Arsco Mfg. Co.
Cincinnati, OH
800-543-7040; 513-385-0555;
Fax: 513-741-6292
http://www.arscomfg.com
Manufacturer & custom fabricator of cabinetry & countertops: perforated metal, cold-rolled steel, formica & stainless steel; metal radiator covers & enclosures for steam & hot-water heating systems; grilles; new & replacement covers for baseboard, fin-tube, convectors, pipes & fan-coil units; steel cabinetry in 14 standard colors or custom & satin-baked enamel finishes.

Ball & Ball Hardware
Exton, PA
610-363-7330; Fax: 610-363-7639
http://www.ballandball-us.com
Custom Victorian lighting & hardware; fabricator of cabinet hinges, knobs & handles, sash & casement hardware, window locks, sash lifts, shutter hardware, transom operators & andirons: brass, cast iron, bronze, wrought iron & steel; new reproduction & antique/reconditioned hardware.

Barker Metalcraft, Inc.
Chicago, IL
800-397-0129; Fax: 773-688-9309
http://www.radiatorcover.com
Manufacturer of grilles, registers & radiator covers in stamped & perforated metal: flat grilles with or without borders & D-I wall & heavy-duty decorative floor grilles; 10 grille designs; several color choices; brass, copper or chrome plating.

DEA Bathroom Machineries
Murphys, CA
800-255-4426; Fax: 209-728-2320
http://www.deabath.com
Supplier of Early American & Victorian bathroom fixtures & accessories: antique & reproduction clawfoot tubs, high-tank toilets, pedestal sinks, original light fixtures & medicine cabinets, mirrors & many one-of-a-kind items; since 1976.

Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers
Benicia, CA
707-746-1900; Fax: 707-745-9417
http://www.bradbury.com
Manufacturer of hand-silkscreened wallpapers: Arts & Crafts, Victorian & Neo Classical styles; broad selection of borders, friezes & ceiling decorations; anaglypta; in-house design service; full mail-order catalog.

Brass Light Gallery, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
800-243-9595; 414-231-1900;
Fax: 800-505-9404
http://www.brasslight.com
Designer & manufacturer of lighting: interior & exterior; residential & commercial; vintage lighting restoration services; antique & vintage originals; decorative fluorescent & ADA options; custom lighting with 14 hand-crafted finishes; appropriate architectural offerings in lamps, sconces, chandeliers, pendants & lanterns, alabaster & French glass.

Chadsworth's 1.800.Columns
Historic Wilmington, NC
800-265-8667; 910-763-7600;
Fax: 910-763-3191
http://www.columns.com
Manufacturer of authentic interior & exterior molded ornament: columns & capitals, pillars, pilasters & posts; plain or fluted shafts in a variety of sizes & styles; molded polymer & variety of lumber species; worldwide delivery.

Chelsea Decorative Metal
Houston, TX
713-721-9200; Fax: 713-776-8661
http://www.thetinman.com
Supplier of pressed-tin panels for ceilings & walls: easy-to-install; sheets in 2x4-ft. sections; cornices in 4-ft. lengths; Victorian to Art Deco styles; designs come in 6-, 12- or 24-in. repeat patterns; shipped anywhere.

Chimney Pot Shoppe, The
Avella, PA
724-345-3601; Fax: 724-345-8243
http://www.chimneypot.net
Distributor & importer of terra-cotta chimney pots: new, antique & large American styles; hand-formed pots made to order for specific flue sizes & chimney heights; dragons, gargoyles & custom replications.

Cirecast, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
415-822-3030; Fax: 415-822-3004
http://www.cirecast.com
Manufacturer of museum-quality reproduction door & window hardware, historical lighting & decorative metals from American manufacturers of the 19th & 20th centuries: large-scale custom work; knobs/escutcheons, locksets, hinges, door knockers, door bells, push plates, kick plates, lever handles, cremone bolts, pocket-door hardware, window locks & lifts & wall-mounted exterior lighting; brass, bronze, steel, nickel & ductile & cast iron.

Classic Accents, Inc.
Southgate, MI
800-245-7742; Fax: 734-284-7185
http://www.classicaccents.net
Supplier of UL-listed push-button light switches: plain or ornamental brass & wooden plates; brass molding hooks, decorative tassels & picture hanging cord.

Classic Architectural Specialties
Forney, TX
800-662-1221; 972-552-9050;
Fax: 972-552-9054
http://www.casdesign.com
Supplier of architectural components: complete packages for exteriors, from millwork to streetlights; 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, benches, weathervanes, gazebos & more.

Color People, The
Denver, CO
303-308-0220; Fax: 303-308-0123
http://www.colorpeople.com
Color consultant: custom Victorian exterior color schemes for houses, businesses, Main Streets & townscapes; Victorian specialist; consultation through photos via mail; some on-site consulting.

Coppa Woodworking
San Pedro, CA
310-548-4142; Fax: 310-548-6740
http://www.coppawoodworking.com
Manufacturer of screen & storm doors in 160 styles: odd sizes; arch-top doors & built-in dog doors; any color stain or paint; pine, Douglas fir, red oak, mahogany, cedar & redwood; Adirondack furniture & benches.

Crenshaw Lighting
Floyd, VA
540-745-3900; Fax: 540-745-3911
http://www.crenshawlighting.com
Manufacturer of custom lighting fixtures in all styles: design service available; historic restoration & reproduction of period fixtures; on-site services.

Crown City Hardware Co.
Pasadena, CA
626-794-1188; Fax: 626-794-2064
http://www.restoration.com
Supplier of residential hardware: glass knobs, bin pulls & door & window hardware; mailboxes; Victorian & Arts & Crafts; wrought iron/steel & brass.

Cumberland Woodcraft Co.
Carlisle, PA
800-367-1884; 717-243-0063;
Fax: 717-243-6502
http://www.cumberlandwoodcraft.com
Manufacturer of millwork & ornament: corbels, carvings, molding, appliques, brackets & porch trim; fireplace mantels, paneling & cabinetry; hand crafted; select hardwoods; Victorian trim; licensee of the Victorian Society in America for wood trim.

Custom Home Accessories
Sacramento, CA
800-265-0041; Fax: 916-362-0410
http://www.mailboxes.info
Manufacturer & distributor of decorative mailboxes: post- & exterior-surface-mounted models; lobby mailboxes, locking/vandal resistant models, mail slots & posts for mailboxes; low-voltage lighted address plaques in 5 styles & 10 finishes; commercial mailboxes & door hardware; cast aluminum, brass & copper; Victorian & other styles; matching street, information & golf signs.

Dahlhaus Lighting, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
718-218-6651; Fax: 718-218-6653
http://www.dahlhaus-lighting.com
Distributor of cast-aluminum vintage lighting & site furnishings: street lamps & lanterns; door bells & number plates; bollards, fountains, ornament & mailbox designs from Europe; porch, wall- & post-mounted electric, landscape & garden lighting; light bollards in Turn of the Century & vintage European styles; custom gas fixtures.

Decorators Supply Corp.
Chicago, IL
773-847-6300; Fax: 773-847-6357
http://www.decoratorssupply.com
Supplier of 14,000 patterns for period architectural elements & molded ornament since 1893: cornice moldings, columns & capitals, mantels, door & window surrounds, ornamental ceilings, ceiling medallions, niches & domes, brackets & corbels; plaster of Paris, compo & wood; set of 5 catalogs, $30.

Designs in Tile
Mt. Shasta, CA
530-926-2629; Fax: 530-926-6467
http://www.designsintile.com
Manufacturer of custom tiles & murals: Victorian, English & American Arts & Crafts styles; Anglo-Japanese, Wm. Morris/DeMorgan, Tropico, Malibu, Catalina, Neo-Grec, Gothic Revival, Art Nouveau & more; California A&C wall mural fountains & Hispano-Moresque star fountains; 3x6-in. subway tile/trim & hand-crafted faience tile/trim; "Oriental rugs" in hand-painted tile; cut-tile geometric (encaustic) flooring; bathroom & wall tile, countertops & kitchen flooring; ceramic.

DMS Studios
Long Island City, NY
718-937-5648; Fax: 718-937-2609
http://www.dmsstudios.com
Manufacturer & custom fabricator of hand-carved fireplace mantels & architectural & landscape ornament: historically accurate; custom projects; marble & limestone; statuary, fountains, benches, capitals & balustrades.

Empire West
Grafton, CA
800-521-4261; Fax: 707-823-8531
http://www.ceilingsmagnifique.com
Manufacturer of polymer-sheet ceiling tiles that resemble tin ceilings: tiles fit into a 2x2-ft. suspended-grid system & decorative strip covers grid; nail-up systems, fire-rated materials, range of patterns & colors.

Enchanted Forest Imports
Land O' Lakes, WI
715-547-8000; Fax: 715-547-8001
www.enchantedforestimports.com
Importer & distributor of Victorian-style products: statuary, bronze sculpture (custom & catalog), ornament, street lights, gates, fences, urns, planters, slate roof tiles, marble mantels, marble gazebos, mailboxes, benches, cut- & cast-stone furniture, garden & wall fountains & more; cast bronze & iron, cast aluminum, fiberglass, lead, carved & cast stone & wrought iron/fabricated metal.

Eugenia's Antique Hardware
Chamblee, GA
770-458-1677; Fax: 770-458-5966
www.eugeniaantiquehardware.com
Supplier of vintage hardware & antique bathroom accessories: 1890s to 1950s; no reproductions; door plates, doorknobs, mortise locks & door bolts; glass, porcelain, steel & bronze; complete sets; interior & exterior.

EuroStyle, Inc.
Monroe Township, NJ
609-860-6700; Fax: 609-860-6701
http://www.eurostyleinc.com
Importer & distributor of European home products: Floreal French cast-iron radiators by Chappee.

Felber Ornamental Plastering Corp.
Norristown, PA
800-392-6896; 61; Fax: 610-275-6636
http://www.felber.net
Supplier of historical architectural ornamental castings: design & custom services; on-site moldmaking & matching; cornice moldings, columns, capitals, mantels, ceiling medallions, ornamental ceilings, niches & domes, brackets & corbels, coffers, cartouches, overdoors & panel moldings in plaster, GRG & polymer-modified gypsum.

Fischer & Jirouch
Cleveland, OH
216-361-3840; Fax: 216-361-0650
http://www.fischerandjirouch.com
Manufacturer of hand-crafted architectural ornament: interior & exterior; casting & PC plaster; fireplace mantels, cornice moldings, door & window surrounds, ornamental ceilings, ceiling medallions, niches & domes, brackets & corbels; ornamental columns of wood & plaster/gypsum up to 34 in. in dia. & 42-1/2 in. in length; pilasters & capital bases; custom.

Haddonstone (USA), Ltd.
Bellmawr, NJ
856-931-7011; Fax: 856-931-0040
http://www.haddonstone.com
British- & U.S.-based manufacturer of landscape ornament & architectural cast stonework: balustrades, columns & capitals, porticos, cornices, molding/trim, molded panels, cupolas, statuary, pier-caps, copings, landscape ornament, benches, fountains, outbuildings, gazebos, planters & urns, pavers & custom components; cast-limestone fireplaces in 3 colors; 156-page catalog.

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, street furnishings, fountains, grilles, lighting, lattices, brackets, spandrels, custom turnings, domes, canopies & more; cast iron, bronze, aluminum & wrought iron/steel; restoration services & custom work.

James Peters & Son, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
215-739-9500; Fax: 215-739-9779
http://www.jamespetersandson.com
Manufacturer of period-style hardware: for shutters, doors & gates; wrought steel with black finish & wrought iron; stable hinges & doors, shutter dogs, pull rings, barns, door latches & more; new reproduction hardware.

Knobs 'N Knockers
Lahaska, PA
215-794-8045; Fax: 215-794-0435
http://www.knobsnknockers.com
Supplier of Victorian & traditional door & cabinet fittings: bathroom fixtures, weathervanes & wrought-iron hardware; knobs, locksets, hinges, door knockers, door bells, push plates, lever handles, cremone bolts, cabinet hardware & custom hardware duplication; brass, bronze, iron, glass, porcelain & wood; all periods.

L'Esperance Tile Works
Rock City Falls, NY
518-884-2814; Fax: 518-885-4859

http://www.lesperancetileworks.com
Manufacturer of Victorian-era tile: hand-pressed porcelain tile; kitchens, bathrooms & fireplaces; reproduction designs originally commissioned for historic sites from around the country; carving designs, matching glazes & custom work; line of Arts & Crafts tiles.

M-Boss, Inc.
Cleveland, OH
866-886-2667; 216-441-6080; Fax: 216-623-0908
http://www.mbossinc.com
Manufacturer of tin ceilings: antique/classic reproduction panels, contemporary panels & replicated & custom embossed metal panels; nail-up & easy-access suspended-ceiling styles; copper & aluminum.

MHJ Group/Island Post Cap
Montgomery, AL
800-423-6589; Fax: 800-346-1895
http://www.mhjgroup.com
Group of manufacturers: traditional & Victorian-styled turnings, fencing & decking materials & accessories; benches & garden furniture, gates, arbors & pergolas; ships to locations worldwide; hand railings, balusters, lattices & deck components in wood.

Myson, Inc.
Colchester, VT
800-698-9690; 80; Fax: 802-654-7022
http://www.mysoninc.com
Supplier of hot-water towel warmers: 4 heights & 34 sizes; radiators, fan convectors, water heaters & shower rails.

New England Garden Ornaments, Inc.
Sudbury, MA
978-579-9500
http://www.negardenornaments.com
Importer & distributor of cast architectural ornament from 3 English companies, Chilstone, Haddonstone & Yorkstone: statuary, planters, urns, fountains, sundials, steps, quoins, columns, pilasters, pier caps, copings, porticos, benches, temples, pavillions & cornices; lead, stone, cast iron, fabricated metal, cast bronze, terra cotta & cast stone; producer of items from antique pieces in historic American gardens.

Nocera Art Tile
Milanville, PA
570-729-7946; Fax: 570-729-7317
http://www.art-tile.com
Custom fabricator of tile: wall, floor, fireplace, borders, trims & decorative tile; embossed/relief, hand-painted & glazed; most clay & glaze formulations; Victorian, Arts & Crafts & traditional; colors range from naturals to polychrome; murals on tile, canvas & other surfaces.

Notting Hill Decorative Hardware
Lake Geneva, WI
262-248-8890; Fax: 262-248-7876
http://www.nottinghill-usa.com
Supplier of knobs, hinge plates & pulls for cabinetry & furniture: hand-cast pewter or bronze with additional plating options; brass, copper, nickel & gold finishes; semi-precious stones, enamel & hand tinting; Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Victorian & other styles.

Otteson Co.
Lewisville, TX
972-317-3120; Fax: 972-317-2812
Supplier Online Brochure
Supplier of glass lighting shades: principally from Vianne, France; large stock ready for shipment; custom projects.

Pagliacco Turning & Milling
Woodacre, CA
415-488-4333; Fax: 415-488-9372
http://www.pagliacco.com
Manufacturer of wood turnings & millwork: straight & curved/circular wood stairs & custom fittings; rails, balusters/spindles, newel posts, columns/capitals, mantels & custom turnings; most wood species.

Private Garden
Greenhouse Systems

Hampden, MA
413-566-0277; Fax: 413-566-8806
http://www.private-garden.com
Designer, manufacturer & installer of English Victorian greenhouses & custom glass architecture: hobby greenhouses, garden centers & pool enclosures; consultation & renovation services.

Putnam Rolling Ladder Co.
New York, NY
212-226-5147; Fax: 212-941-1836
http://www.putnamrollingladder.com
Custom manufacturer of rolling ladders: ash, oak, birch, maple, cherry, Honduras mahogany, walnut & teak; applications include libraries, offices, stores, wine cellars & lofts; installation locally.

Reggio Register Co., The
Leominster, MA
800-880-3090
http://www.reggioregister.com
Manufacturer of decorative & functional registers & grilles: cast iron, cast brass, cast aluminum & solid wood; for forced-air heating/air-conditioning & high-velocity systems; more than 500 styles & sizes; many adapted from traditional Victorian designs.

Rejuvenation
Portland, OR
888-401-1900; Fax: 800-526-7329
http://www.rejuvenation.com
Manufacturer of period lighting & house parts: over 500 styles; Turn of the Century, Art Deco/Moderne, Spanish/Mediterranean, Arts & Crafts/Mission/Prairie, Colonial & Victorian styles; made to order with choice of 12 finishes; all solid brass.

Renaissance Conservatories
Leola, PA
800-882-4657; 717-661-7520x815;
Fax: 717-661-7520
www.renaissanceconservatories.com
Designer, manufacturer & installer of traditional conservatories, contemporary sunrooms, greenhouses, skylights, roof lanterns, garden houses, pool enclosures & garden windows: hand-crafted mahogany & cedar components; custom designs fabricated with period architectural details.

Rohlf's Stained &
Leaded Glass Studio, Inc.

Mount Vernon, NY
800-969-4106; 914-699-4848; Fax: 914-699-7091
http://www.rohlfstudio.com
Custom fabricator of art glass: leaded- & colored-glass patterns, antique stained glass, leaded & painted/fired glass & protective & storm glazing; beveled, etched/sandblasted & fused/slumped glass; new designs & replication of historical patterns; custom designs & stained-glass repair/restoration.

Shuttercraft, Inc.
Guilford, CT
203-245-2608; Fax: 203-245-5969
http://www.shuttercraft.com
Manufacturer of wood shutters: interior & exterior; red cedar, basswood, poplar & red oak; traditional styles in all sizes; moveable louvers, fixed louvers, board & batten, raised panels, cutouts, hardware & full painting service; nationwide shipping.

Signature Hardware
Portland, OR
800-228-0134; Fax: 503-228-0030
http://www.signaturehardware.com
Mail-order supplier of bathroom fixtures & accessories: porcelain-resurfacing kits, showers, corner sinks, pedestal sinks, kitchen faucets, high- & low-tank toilets, clawfoot tubs, shower curtains & more.

Stairways, Inc.
Houston, TX
800-231-0793; 713-680-3110; Fax: 713-680-2571
http://www.stairwaysinc.com
Manufacturer of metal & wood staircases: straight, curved & spiral; metal stair parts & treads, balusters/railings & newel posts; brass, steel, bronze & aluminum; fabricated or kits; any size; ships worldwide.

Steptoe & Wife Antiques, Ltd.
Toronto, ON, Canada, DA
800-461-0060; 416-780-1707; Fax: 416-780-1814
http://www.steptoewife.com
Manufacturer of cast-iron & steel stairs: spiral & straight stairs, balusters, railings, newel posts, handrails, treads & risers; distinctive finishes & accessories; custom ornamental-metal fabrication; gates; Victorian-style staircases; arbors, gazebos & pergolas; contract manufacturing.

Strom Plumbing by Sign of the Crab
Rancho Cordova, CA
916-638-2722; Fax: 916-638-2725
http://www.signofthecrab.com
Supplier of solid-brass plumbing fixtures, bath accessories & door hardware: reproduction fixtures, period sinks, clawfoot & period tubs, showers & fittings.

Sunflower Showerhead Co.
Seattle, WA
206-722-1232; Fax: 206-722-1321
www.sunflowershowerhead.com
Importer of traditional showerheads & fittings from Australia: deluge showerheads in 8, 10 & 12 in. dia. & two-headed shower systems in solid brass; all architectural finishes; installation with custom-arm brackets or off-the-shelf plumbing fittings.

The Wood Factory
Navasota, TX
936-825-7233; Fax: 936-825-1791
http://www.period-homes.com/brochure/woodfc.htm
Manufacturer of historically correct Victorian millwork: interior & exterior doors & stair parts; screen doors, gingerbread brackets & corbels, porch posts, spandrills, running trim, gable ornaments & crestings, fancy-cut shingles, newel posts, rails & balusters; reproduction casings, corner blocks, plinth blocks & moldings; custom mantels; turnings of all kinds from column base & caps to island & table legs, post finials & more; western red cedar, redwood & more.

Tile Restoration Center, Inc.
Seattle, WA
206-633-4866; Fax: 206-633-3489
http://www.tilerestorationcenter.com
Manufacturer of Arts & Crafts-period ceramic tile: historically-accurate reproductions of Batchelder & Claycraft designs; more than 150 carved-relief tiles for fireplaces, fountains, wainscoting, kitchen & bath.

Victoriana East
Merchantville, NJ
856-910-1887
http://www.victorianaeast.com
Manufacturer of screen & storm doors & screen/storm combinations: pine, oak, mahogany & cypress frames; aluminum & fiberglass screens; related hardware, shutters & porch parts; period garage doors in wood; wood benches & custom lattice; custom wood post-mounted mailboxes, mail slots, novelty mailboxes & posts; railings/balustrades & gate hardware.

Vintage Woodworks
Quinlan, TX
903-356-2158; Fax: 903-356-3023
http://www.vintagewoodworks.com
Supplier of Victorian millwork: wood porch parts, turned posts, turned & sawn balusters, railings, brackets, corbels & custom-length spandrels; mantels, columns & more; 192-page master reference catalog; 208-page porch-design book.

Vixen Hill Gazebos & Arbors
Elverson, PA
800-423-2766 610-286-0909; Fax: 610-286-2099
http://www.vixenhill.com
Manufacturer of modular cedar gazebos, garden houses, tea houses, arbors, porch systems, cupolas, finials, window boxes, bat houses & shutters: pre-engineered for easy assembly; all are factory-direct.

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

Frederick Wilbur -- Woodcarver
Lovingston, VA
434-263-4827; Fax: 434-263-5958
http://www.frederickwilbur-woodcarver.com
Woodcarver: traditional decorative carvings; interior & exterior; furniture, mantels, moldings, friezes, column capitals, rosettes & heraldry; original designs & historically accurate reproductions.