Carpentry

 Meticulously reproduced paneling design circa 1909

Meticulously reproduced paneling design circa 1909

 The entry posts were all hand carved onsite

The entry posts were all hand carved onsite

The Arts and Crafts Movement was one of the most influential, profound and far-reaching design movements of modern times. It began in Britain around 1880 and quickly spread across America and Europe

The joy of craftsmanship and the natural beauty of materials was the central philosophy.

All of the carpentry reflects the handmade quality and meticulous design found in the best British Arts and Crafts country houses of the period.

  Reproduction of a "s quare sawn" newel post circa 1897

Reproduction of a "square sawn" newel post circa 1897

 Traditionally constructed solid quarter-sawn oak door. Pegged mortise & tenon joinery is considered to be the finest and longest lasting door design available

Traditionally constructed solid quarter-sawn oak door. Pegged mortise & tenon joinery is considered to be the finest and longest lasting door design available

Hardware

Much of the door hardware is either antique or reproduction. A significant portion is by Ball & Ball which produces antique reproduction hardware of the highest quality in a small plant in Exton PA. They have built their reputation by only producing items that are true reproductions. Using the 18th century craftsman as a guide they carefully recreate the expertise of that period. 

 Half mortice brass cabinet lock with custom antique reproduction key

Half mortice brass cabinet lock with custom antique reproduction key

 Doors have working keyholes

Doors have working keyholes

 Brass rim lock

Brass rim lock

 This antique Carpenter lock bears the coat of arms for King William IV who reigned Great Britain and Ireland between 1830 and 1837. This design was originally patented  by James Carpenter and  began production in England  in 1830

This antique Carpenter lock bears the coat of arms for King William IV who reigned Great Britain and Ireland between 1830 and 1837. This design was originally patented by James Carpenter and began production in England  in 1830

 Custom made reproduction dragon's head butterfly hinges.  The paneling and hinges are replicas of the "Best Dressing Room" at Lutyens' Castle Drogo.

Custom made reproduction dragon's head butterfly hinges. The paneling and hinges are replicas of the "Best Dressing Room" at Lutyens' Castle Drogo.

Fireplaces

 A stone mantel in the Tudor style with foliate carving to the spandrels in English Bathstone

A stone mantel in the Tudor style with foliate carving to the spandrels in English Bathstone

 Rumford fireplaces were common from 1796, when Count Rumford first wrote about them, until about 1850. Jefferson had them built at Monticello. This Arts and Crafts design was originally built at Deanery Garden, Berkshire , England in 1899

Rumford fireplaces were common from 1796, when Count Rumford first wrote about them, until about 1850. Jefferson had them built at Monticello. This Arts and Crafts design was originally built at Deanery Garden, Berkshire , England in 1899

 Painted pine Antique Victorian mantel circa mid 1800s

Painted pine Antique Victorian mantel circa mid 1800s

 Antique Georgian cast iron hob grate

Antique Georgian cast iron hob grate

Bathrooms

All the taps and showers are polished nickel by Lefroy Brooks in the mechanical angularity of the Edwardian era (1901-1910) -beautifully made and still beautiful today. These are art forms – sculptures not only for the eye but also for the hand – they look right and feel right.   Faucets and fittings are built from brass, hand assembled, impeccably hand finished and above all, eminently functional. The  collection features exposed components and elegant white porcelain accents.

Chimneys

  A reproduction of one of the   chimneys that Lutyens designed for Orchards in Surrey   in 1899

A reproduction of one of the chimneys that Lutyens designed for Orchards in Surrey in 1899

  Lutyens designed this chimney for Munstead Wood in Surrey   in 1896

Lutyens designed this chimney for Munstead Wood in Surrey in 1896