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Reviews and testimonials now appear on the relevant product page, however we will post general messages of thanks as well as reviews on antique items where the listing no longer exists.

Good Just a little bit expensive. Steve, UK - Antique Edwardian Letterbox, June 21

Thanks for all your time getting just the right taps for our new bathroom. Gita, London - Shanks Basin Taps, Mar 19

Wonderful original door handles made having the doors stripped really worth it. K, York - Edwardian Mortice Handles, Feb 19.

Excellent and helpful. Alan - Custom Servants Bell Box, Nov 2018.

Dear Paul and Kate, Thank you for keeping us posted about available new architectural ironmongery. The only mailing list I haven’t cancelled and always happy to receive new e-mails. You have a great eye for interesting finds and we’re always looking forward to your stock updates for our ongoing restoration. You have been great help with our restoration and a fantastic source for authentic period pieces. Kind regards, Adrian - Sept 2018.

Couldn’t be better…. great communication, sent v quickly, beautiful taps. Alex P. April 2018.

Well packaged. Arrived promptly. Great service altogether. Hoping to buy from you again! 1930s Oval Door Knobs. RY. March 2018

Very helpful on the phone Prompt delivery Beautifully polished and well packaged in transit Very pleased to have sourced these handles to match existing ones... Antique Gibbons Door Handles  CM. Feb 2018

Arrived sooner than expected and very well packaged. Was in good condition. Purchased as a decorative feature in our early 1900s house and it really looks good. Will be looking at this website in future to see if anything else catches my eye. Very pleased customer. Antique Servants Call Box - D. Jan 2018

I have yet to wire up the box but it looks to be in good order. It arrived in double quick time packaged excellently. Good show. Antique Servants Box - Mr C. Sept 2017

Bought Tuesday, received Wednesday. Excellent service. The lady I spoke to was very helpful and friendly. The package was tracked and I am delighted with my purchase. I will definitely be shopping from here again. Thank you. - Antique pull door handles - LH - May 2017

Hi Paul,

Thank you for the Brass Tap Set which safely arrived yesterday. They were beautifully packed too, which is always great to see. It’s been a pleasure doing business with you. I shall keep an eye on your website for further possible items as needed for clients. C - March 17.

Hi Paul, I picked up the parcel, the door furniture is fabulous! Really delighted, thanks again. K - Feb 2017

Received beehive and lady escutcheons this morning, they are brilliant, just the job. Thank you. Have just moved into beautiful edwardian house which needs work and these are a perfect match for existing but incomplete original sets. Really impressed with speed of delivery too. Hubby really please as he can now get on and fit the door furniture this weekend. Helen - Jan 2017

Hi Kate

Just to advise that the goods arrived about 15 mins ago and all in good order. Good service ! Impressed with the weight and quality of the brass and I now know what my afternoon's job will be !! No hesitation in ordering from you or recommending you in the future. Steven - Jan 2017

The tidy arrived yesterday-plenty of room at the base and it looks great!  Thanks very much ?.  The hallway already feels much warmer. Claire - Jan 2017

Thank you.  I am so pleased with the Beehive front door pull.  It is of excellent quality and the speed of service was first rate! Best Wishes, Phil - Jan 2017

Who would have thought there is a Company that specialise in antique front door furniture. The set of Edwardian front door furniture looks magnificent, we're so glad we spent the bit extra and went for original. Elaine - Sept 2016

All our pine doors are back from being chemically stripped and the Victorian knobs look fab, the advice on the coloured wax was great I can't help myself gazing at our lovely doors. Vicky - July 2016.

Hi Kate, Thank you for your advice on the nickel letter box and heavy draught excluder they are now fitted and they look excellent. Sash June 2016


Prompt service, great quality. We are very pleased with our original rim lock, it looks great having been sensitively restored. It came with all the fittings. It will look great on the door I've made. Richard, UK. April, 16.

The door knobs you recommended are starting to colour match in with the last few original ones in a another couple of Months you won't notice the previous owner threw the antique ones away!!!!!!. thanks, Jess, Sussex, Feb 16

Thank you for your help with the taps and letting me exchange the first set. They were beautiful but too big for the sink. Rachel, London. Jan 16.

Dear Kate and Paul, The beautiful Cremone window bolts arrived quickly and were perfectly packaged in excellent condition as described. You have restored them immaculately and I am absolutely delighted. They make a truly beautiful feature in my home and I look forward to using them for many years. Thank you for your kind and efficient service and your attention to every detail. I look forward to following your stock list with interest and to buying pieces from you again. With many thanks, Sarah. West Oxfordshire. Nov 15.

We are renovating our victorian property in Edinburgh and sadly we have a few sash lifts that are missing or beyond redemption. These sash lifts have been beautifully restored and are an exact match for the ones in our property. They look so much better than the reproduction articles you can buy and these now take pride of place in our kitchen/dining area. Arrived next day from point of order and were well protected for their final journey. Gave them one final polish after fitting and now spend far too much time admiring them for their age and beauty! Richard, UK, Sept 15. Victorian sash window lifts.

Just what i was looking for. Architectural Decor had the exact style of taps i was looking for. Certainly saved me time looking through salvage yards and antiques fairs. Their advise on fitting and general helpfulness was second to none. The taps look great in our new showroom in Wimbledon Village and we'll definitely buy more for our next one, thank you! Jayson, UK July 2015. Antique globe taps.

Thank you very much for sending the Espagnolette bolt. It is really beautiful and so well made. Thank you also for making the wooden box which ensured it arrived in perfect condition. My husband had fun undoing that. NR, UK June 2015 

Your package just arrived. 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. What a fantastic job with shipping and packing!! I'm totally astounding at how quickly it arrived. I'll be dealing with you again sometime in the future if you don't mind. RB, USA June 2015 

Thanks! Bells are great! Once this whole job is completed I will have to send you a photo. Thanks, Gary, USA May 2015 


Dear Kate and Paul, All the door furniture actually arrived today in only 2 days (wow) we wanted to thank you both for all your time and your genuine care and love of what you do. We will send you lots of pictures and recommend to to all our friends. A & L, USA April 2015 


So pleased we spent the extra on the original handles our doors would never have forgiven us if we had bought the copy ones. please please let us know first if you get more. - BW, London March 2015. 


Brilliant handles beautiful and really good quality thank you Kate. - P, UK Feb 2015 


Finger plates arrived safely can't wait to see them on our refurbished doors. - Kay, Australia Feb 2015 


Thanks very much the bell is super great! came with all the instructions and well packed! - JP, London Feb 2015. 


Just a quick note to let you know that we have received the bells and board. We are delighted with our purchase thank you very much. - N R, UK Jan 2015


Hi Paul, Servants indicator box has just arrived and really delighted with it. Thanks also for your message re top hinge Cheers and thanks for such prompt service. Geoff, UK Dec 2014 


Hi Kate, Thanks for all your help getting the handles safely to our client in Russia. It all went smoothly and the client informs us that they are very happy. Interior Designer, London Sept 2014 


Thanks for your help on the tiles we've now changed our living room colour scheme to match. Sophie, July 2014 


The front door is finally finished and the nickel pieces you recommended look great. The carpenter was very impressed with the quality. D, July 2014 


Very accurate descriptions and super fast delivery, have just ordered some more, Tracey, London, June 2014 Antique glass handles and decorative steel back plates.


Thanks for your advice on the door pulls were glad we took your advice and went for the smaller ones, Jane, June 2014. Original Pair brass Art Nouveau double door pulls and plates.


A fraction of the price I saw in stores here in Los Angeles. Beautiful. - S, USA, April 2014



Hi Kate, just a quick note to let you know the plumber has finally fitted the bath and basin taps and they have really finished off the bathroom a treat. - Claire, London, April 2014

Matching Art Deco chrome bath and basin taps


Thanks for your home visit and great advice (and patience) whilst we decided on the internal door sets. It was worth the wait for us, all the doors look great - J & Rob, Bristol, Feb 2014



The tiles arrived in perfect shape and they are fabulous. Definitely a rarity to have such a nice item here in Canada.again thanks so much - I can't wait to install these!  - Dawn, Toronto, December 2013



Thank you so much for all your help and advice with the handles I ordered from you. I am one very happy customer! - Chantel, Dec 2013



Quickly delivered, thank you for safe packaging - Sylvie, Germany Nov 2013



Stunning great quality door knocker thank you for your advice - Dave, Oct 2013



Wow the front door bell arrived in less than 2 days - Leah, California USA, Oct 2013



The carpenter has fitted the antique door handles on our new doors and they look just amazing we are really pleased. Thank you both for all your help. - Dianna, Oct 2013


Thanks for helping us out at short notice with the crackle glazes and waxes, we finished just in time - Shop fit out, September 2013



Thanks for your advice the Victorian handles and pushplates look fab - Jenna, September 2013

Victorian beehive door knobs 


The goods arrived sound and safe thanks for your kind communication. Always good to meet someone who cares, just lovely - JM, Luxembourg, August 2013


'The service is 1st Class as are the products - P Jones, August 2013



'Just repainted the front door & fitted the items you supplied, it looks great' - P Collins, August 2013


'Thank you for your prompt service & excellent product' - S Morrison, July 2013



'Received with thanks 5 star service all round' - D Corrigan, July 2013



'Great item exactly as described & very helpful staff, will definitely use Architectural Decor again' - J Kidd, July 2013



'Excellent quality nickel front door bell pull & bell delivered by Fedex within 3 days add character to our porch' - P Doherty, USA, July 2013



'Tout est parfait! excellent professionnel' - France, June 2013





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