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Our shop and showroom at 20 John Williams Street in Attleboro, MA, closed on January 1, 2020.  We have now retired and will be building custom furniture on a limited basis.  Thank you all for supporting our business for the past 46+ years!  It has been a joy restoring your antique furniture and creating art furniture from reclaimed antique materials for you and your families.  We hope that our life’s work of restoring, salvaging, reclaiming, recreating and creating has brought a smile to you, your families and future generations.

As some of you may know, I have stored many boxes and shelves full of antique treasures of all kinds, most of which was purchased in the 1970’s and 1980’s when we were located in Norton, MA.  I finally have time to unpack those treasures and started an eBay store in February of this year called “Pinnacle Pickers”.  You can check it out at http://www.ebay.com/str/pinnaclepickers.  We are posting daily so you just might find a unique antique item for gift giving or to add to your collection!   

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Sincerely,

Chris and Steve Staples

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A RARE FIND

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A Unique Barn Find!!!!!  Hand Forged 18th Century Strap Hinges!

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During  a barn clean out, I looked up at the loft from below and saw the curled piece of iron in the photo to the right of the pipe.

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I was pretty sure of what I was looking at so I climbed up into the loft.  Mingled in with the lumber was the other end of the curled iron that was visible from below.

 

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I pulled out 4 early 42" long strap hinges!

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They were beauties and all hand hammered with exquisite hammered flame finials.

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I took them home and immediately cleaned them up revealing their true character.

In this photo you can see the fold where the blacksmith forged welded with his hammer as he folded the strap over to create the pintel hole creating a fusion of the two sections.

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Here is another shot of the pintel hole.

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These hinges were such an art-form that I took a bunch of pictures.  Here are a few:

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