For the Early Home

Browse a selection of art, hardware and other miscellaneous decors for your early home.

Barn Door Style (1)

Adapted from barn doors of a certain age, Acorn Manufacturing’s sliding door hardware is well suited to tight or rustic spaces. The flat-track rolling hardware set includes everything needed for installation. (800) 835-0121

Brush with the Past (2)

Kelly Mann of A Brush With History paints custom portraits using Old Master techniques. Shown is her reproduction painting of Marie Victoire Lemoine’s Portrait of a Young Lady, circa 1790. (603) 533-6651

Country Reflections (3)

The William and Mary, Chippendale, and Carved Sunburst mirrors are all made for Circa Home Living by the same Virginia artisan. The Chippendale measures 9½” wide x 18″ high. The small Sunburst mirror is 8″ x 13″. (888) 887-1820

Graceful Arms (4)

The L43 post lantern from Classic Lighting Devices can be lamped with post candle clusters (shown) or a hurricane globe. It measures 36″ high x 16″ wide, exclusive
of post. (860) 267-8814


The dark green honed slate counters and sink from Sheldon Slate Products shown here are from Vermont quarries. Durable slate is stain-resistant, anti-bacterial, and noncombustible.(207) 997-3615


The acorn-themed Cherryville chandelier from Lt. Moses Willard features a turned wood center and decorative acorns on all eight arms. It measures 34″ wide x 23″ high. (800) 621-8956


Lisa Curry Mair of Canvasworks painted
this representation of a 19th-century
landscape on canvas, then had it professionally mounted.  (802) 263-5410

Dogwood Latch (8)

Ted Ferringer of Seven Pines Forge hand-forges one-of-a-kind hearth furnishings and hardware like the Boxford thumb-latch. The 3½” x 12″ latch comes in six finial styles, including American dogwood. (814) 797-1353

Artful Dresser (9)

The painted chest from Adam Mathews
is an adaptation of a circa 1724 coastal
Connecticut blanket chest. The brass hardware is made using the lost-wax method, cast from original period fittings. The chest measures 47½” tall x 41″ wide x 19 5/8″ deep. (610) 286-9787

Sandstone Harvest (10)

Ron Fedor of Ron Fedor Masonry builds and carves works in stone, from Rumford fireplaces and mantels to garden ornaments and memorials. Hand-carved sandstone and limestone sculptures like Pumpkin and Corncobs cost differently and are based on size and detail. (330) 274-3380, 

Homecoming (11)

Will Moses creates limited-edition
serigraphs, prints, posters, and original works in oil in the Moses folk art tradition. The serigraph “Family Reunion” measures 16″ x 22″. Artist’s proofs are also available. All pieces are signed and numbered by the artist. (518) 686-4334,  

Pinpoints of Light(12)

Newstamp Lighting’s pierced, cone-shaped lantern scatters light from the top and sides, while the open bottom provides steady down light. Suitable for use indoors or out, the lantern measures 19″ high x 6″ wide. (508) 238-7071, 

Sailboat Shutters (13)

Shuttercraft offers authentic exterior and interior shutters in dozens of styles, with or without decorative cutouts. All shutters are built with mortise-and-tenon construction. (203) 245-2608

Medieval Origins(14)

The Antique Drapery Rod Co. is one of the last artisanal hardware makers in the U.S. The ¾” diameter rope twist steel rod from the Handforged Collection is $128 for a 6′ length in black.  (214) 653-1733

Timeless Glass (15) 

Bendheim is now making historical crown bullion (bull’s-eye) glass. Suitable for accurate restorations, the handmade glass displays subtle concentric rings around the bull’s-eye center. It is available in 8″, 10″, and 12″ squares and custom sizes. (800) 221-7379 

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Founded in 1973, Old House Journal is the original authority when it comes to old-house restoration, traditional house styles, period kitchens, bath & kitchen restoration, DIY projects, gardens & landscaping, and more-- from Colonial and Victorian through Arts & Crafts and Mid-century Modern homes. 

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