Hardware and Plumbing Fixture Restoration for Nat'l Register Bldg, former Vanderbilt Home

Japanese Ambassador's Residence, Formerly Vanderbilt Residence, ca.1895-

Location: 11-13E. 62nd St., NYC

Scope of Work:

Fabricate and install doors and architectural millwork including paneling, wainscot, moldings, kitchen cabinetry, and replicate exotic hardware. Restoring existing architectural millwork including Dutchman inlays, refinishing, French polishing, and faux finishing. Restore all existing hardware to be relocated and reused, including custom solid nickel plumbing fixtures, locksets, ornate bronze, steel, and iron hinges. Most new millwork joined to existing millwork, reconfigured existing. Dozens of different millwork profiles surveyed and custom replicated.

Building is a French Louis XV style 50' wide townhouse with seven floors, designed by McKim, Mead, & White, ca. 1895. National Register of Historic Places.


Antique Nickel Plumbing Fixtures Before Restoration Antique Nickel Plumbing Fixtures After Restoration

Before condition looked like brown, rusted steel.

Solid nickel Tub Filler, ca. 1895 - all machined surfaces reground, washers & bushings replaced, ready for next century of service.

Vanderbilt House Hardware Restoration Replica Hardware for Vanderbilt

Double-swinging bronze door hinges welded to repair cracked leaves.

Ornate bronze and steel pin hinges 10" high supporting massive bifold doors replicated, using horizontal milling machines, & lost wax casting.

Hardware Restoration Victorian Hardware Restoration

Original nickel plumbing hardware before restoration.

After polishing.

Hardware Restoration Victorian Hardware Restoration

Variety of solid nickel hardware after polishing.

Paneling Restoration Paneling Restoration for Vanderbilt Mansion

Extensive damage evident

Plaster Restoration for Vanderbilt Mansion Woodwork Restoration for Vanderbilt Mansion

Woodwork Restoration for Vanderbilt Mansion Antique Elevator Cab Woodwork Restoration

Refurbished elevator cab.

Landmark Building Woodwork Refinishing and Restoration
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By Peter Triestman

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