Re: historic reproductions? - Posted by michaela-ATL
Posted by michaela-ATL on July 26, 2003 at 17:47:21:
Are you looking for original used pieces or new reproductions?
For reproductions try www.vandykes.com . Get their catalogue - ‘Van Dyke’s Restorers’. Also www.rensup.com . which is 'renovators supply. The New reproductions, that they have aren’t cheap, though.
Here in Atlanta we have a monthly antique fleamarket, which has hundreds of vendors and I can find all kinds of stuff, from sinks to corbels or old house trim and doors and windows etc at low prices. People come from all over to buy and sell. If this is a goodsized project, as it sounds like, you may want to come down with a big truck and ‘load up’ ;-). I’m sure it would be worth it. You may have similar in your area. It’s called ‘Lakewood Antique market’ and is the 2nd weekend of the month (It really starts the Wednesday before)
You may also want to consider looking for antique dressers or things at yard sales and dropping a sink into the middle. It will give a nice antique touch and character and might be more economical than buying reproduction sinks.
Good luck, I love those old houses