1860-1895. The Victorian era took the decorative arts by storm. Characterized by intense ornamentation, the furniture along with its hardware is unique and has a special place in history. It was the first furniture to be truly mass produced and that process was not entirely successful. Some Victorian hardware held up well, but others, well didn't withstand the test of time. The hardware designs, while decorative and curious, failed frequently. The brass was too thin, the internal parts were not reinforced and collapsed or crushed with use. Our reproduction antique hardware designs duplicate the originals for the most part, but we have tried to make improvements. We chose not to make reproduction antique hardware designs that were fatally flawed and we use thicker materials and reinforced designs to provide you with Victorian hardware that will last.