Antique Style Hardware for Traditional Rustic Shutters
Have been asked to make some traditional rustic shutters for an old farmhouse. The client doesn't want the horrible naff stuff that the Italian joiners can supply cos the nearest thing they can get to traditional and antique is something made yesterday from boards the width of lolly sticks. Having spent many of my earlier years in antique restoration and repro I'll have no trouble getting these shutters to look the part, it'll be fun, but I can't use the naff hardwear that's available at ferramentas and wonder if anyone on the forum has seen or found a source for traditional hand wrought/forged hinges and continental closures. There must be some traditional blacksmiths/metal bashers/architectural hardwear manufacturers/artistic iron manglers still knocking about in Italy.