British Traditional Collection - Antique Drapery Rod Company

Handforged Collection - click on product description to shop - available in all 22 painted finishes!

  • Thirteen hundred years later, The Antique Drapery Rod Company produces the same ancient quality hardware as this drawing from the 698 AD Lindisfarne Gospels. This illustrates twisted iron rod, tube bracket, and curtain rings. All our hand forged iron work is from recycled iron and made in our U.S. factory with our own artisans.
  • The Italianate hand forged roll at the top and bottom of each bracket is inspired by museum forge works in Rome.
  • The Hand Forged curl finial has been used as a flourish ending to forge works since the 1600’s. Also called a Ram’s Horn or Cornucopia, said to represent abundance.
  • Wrought iron hooks and rods have been used for thousands of years to hang heavy textiles over castle windows keeping out the cold, to hang beautiful hand woven tapestries that tell stories or drape luxurious fabrics around a bed.
  • The Simple Hook Bracket has the post and hand forged thumb made precisely the same way as the wrought iron hooks that were hammered in the stone of Ancient Italian, French and German castles. We have added a base plate with screws instead of a pointed iron tip, it’s much easier on the sheetrock or plaster.
  • The Mission Bracket is from a French Cross established during the Crusades.
  • The twisted ring and the rope twist rod are inspired by pieces in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, one of the world’s largest iron work collections.
ADR since 1997, Master Forger "R.O." specializing in the ancient art of hand crafted iron work on our Italianate, Country French and Mission forgings.

    Mission Hand Forged Bracket 7/8" Hollow Iron Round Rod 1" Templar Finial 2" Smooth Iron Rings    
   

Bracket:
Mission Hand
Forged

Rod:
7/8" Hollow Iron

Finial:
Templar
Rings:
2" Smooth Iron
   
    Country French Hook 7/8" Rope Twist Solid Steel Rod 2" Smooth Iron Rings    
    Bracket:
Country French
Hook
Rod:
7/8" Rope Twist
Solid Steel

Finial:
Hammered Spear

Rings:
2" Smooth Iron
   
    La Cruz Medallion 7/8" Rope Twist Solid Steel Rod Jester Finial 2" Smooth Iron Rings    
    Bracket:
La Cruz Medallion
Rod:
7/8" Rope Twist
Solid Steel
Finial:
Jester
Rings:
2" Smooth Iron
   
    Simple Hook 3" bracket Double Twist Solid Steel Rod Grand Ball finial 2" Smooth Iron Rings    
    Bracket:
Simple Hook 3"
Rod:
Double Twist
Solid Steel

Finial:
Grand Ball
Rings:
2" Smooth Iron
   
Country French Hook Bracket Country French Hook Bracket
Tiebacks, bracket or swag:
Country French Hook
La Cruz Medallion La Cruz Medallion
Tiebacks, bracket or swag:
La Cruz Medallion

Wind Tieback
Tiebacks, bracket or swag:
Wind Tieback
Universal Hinge Tieback Universal Hinge Tieback. May add 1" finial. Shown with Angelica finial (not included).
Tiebacks, bracket or swag:
Universal Hinged Tieback. May add 1" finial. Shown with Angelica finial (not included).
Venetian Tieback - Round. May add 1" finial to end. Venetian Tieback - Twisted
Tiebacks, bracket or swag:
Venetian Tieback - Round. May add 1" finial to end.
Tiebacks, bracket or swag:
Venetian Tieback - Twisted.
May add 1" finial. Shown with Three Prong Spear finial (not included)
 
   
Inside Mount Hinged Tieback, may add 1" finials to end. Shown with French Spear finial (not included) Inside Mount Hinged Tieback, may add medallion to end.
Tiebacks, bracket or swag:
Inside Mount Hinged Tieback; may add 1" finials to end.
Shown with French Spear finial (not included)
Tiebacks, bracket or swag:
Inside Mount Hinged Tieback; may add medallion to end
       
  12" Swing Arm. May add 1" finial. Shown with Angelica finial (not included) 18" Swing Arm. May add 1" finial. Shown with Birdcage finial (not included). 22" Swing Arm. May add 1" finial. shown with French Spear finial (not included).
  12" Swing Arm. May add 1" finial. Shown with Angelica finial (not included). 18" Swing Arm. May add 1" finial.
Shown with Birdcage Small Oval finial
(not included).
22" Swing Arm. May add 1" finial.
S
hown with French Spear finial (not included).
 
12" - 20" swing Arm Expandable. May add 1" finial. Shown with Small Ball finial (not included) 22" - 40" Swing Arm Expandable. May add 1" finial. Shown with Simple Ball finial (not included).
12" - 20" Swing Arm Expandable. May add 1" finial.
Shown with Small Ball finial (not included).
22" - 40" Swing Arm Expandable. May add 1" finial.
Shown with Simple Ball finial (not included).
       
1" Twisted Iron Rings 2" Twisted Iron Rings 2" Hand Forged Iron Ring 3" Hand Forged Iron Ring
1" Twisted Iron Rings 2" Twisted Iron Rings 2" Hand Forged Iron Ring 3" Hand Forged Iron Ring
 
  2" Italianate X-Long Expandable Bracket 1 3/4" Carved Wood Rod 2" Romance finial 3" Wood-style Ring 2" Italiante X-Long Expandable C Ring Bracket 3" Wood-style C Ring  
 

Bracket:
2" Italianate
X-Long
Expandable

Rod:
1 3/4" Carved
Wood
Finial:
2" Romance
Ring:
3" Wood-Style
Optional:
2" Italianate
X-Long Expandable
C Ring Bracket
Optional:
3" Wood-style
C Ring

 
  2" Italianate Double Rod 1 3/4" Fluted Wood Rod 2" Moorish Twist finial 2" Monaco finial 3" Wood-style ring 2" Italianate Double Rod C Ring Bracket 3" Wood-style C Ring

Bracket:
2" Italianate
Double Rod
Rod:
1 3/4" Fluted
Wood
Left Finial:
Moorish Twist

Right Finial:
Monaco
Ring:
3" Wood-Style
Ring

Optional:
2" Italianate
Double Rod
C Ring Bracket
Optional:
3" Wood-style
C Ring
  2" Italianate Round Bracket 1 3/4" Fluted Wood rod 2" Pomander finial 2" Edwardian finial 3" Wood-style rings 2" Italianate C Ring Bracket 3" Wood-style C Ring
  Bracket:
2" Italianate
Round
Rod:
1 3/4" Fluted
Wood
Left Finial:
Pomander
Right Finial:
2" Edwardian

Ring:
3" Wood-Style

Optional:
2" Italianate
C Ring Bracket
Optional:
3" Wood-style
C Ring
  2" Italianate Bracket 1 3/4" Fluted Wood Rod Bergamo Ball finial Beveled Ball finial 3" Wood-style ring 2" italianate C Ring bracket 3" Wood-style C Ring
  Bracket:
2" Italianate
Rod:
1 3/4 Fluted Wood

Left Finial:
Bergamo Ball

Right Finial:
Beveled Ball
Ring:
3" Wood-Style
Optional:
2" Italianate
C Ring Bracket
Optional:
3" Wood-style
C Ring
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  1" Italianate Double Rod 5/8" Single Twist Solid Steel Hand Forged Curl finial 2" Smooth Iron Ring 1" Italianate Arch Double Rod C Ring Bracket 2" Iron C Ring  
  Bracket:
1" Italianate
Double Rod
Rod:
5/8" Single Twist
Solid Steel
Left Finial:
Hand Forged
Curl

Ring:
2" Smooth
Iron Ring

Optional:
1" Italianate
Arch Double
Rod C Ring
Bracket
Optional:
2" Iron C Ring
 
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  Italianate Tube/Towel bracket 7/8" Rope Twist Solid Steel rod Grand Ball finial 2" Smooth Iron ring Italianate 3.25 C Ring bracket 2" Iron C Ring  
  Bracket:
1" Italianate Tube/Towel

Rod:
7/8" Rope Twist
Solid Steel

Left Finial:
Grand Ball

Ring:
2" Smooth
Iron

Optional:
1" Italianate 3.25
C Ring Bracket
Optional:
2" Iron C Ring
 
  1" Italianate Large Expandable bracket 7/8" Hollow Round rod Ancient Windsor finial 2" Smooth Iron ring 1" Italianate Large Expandable C Ring bracket 2" Iron C Ring  
 

Bracket:
1" Italianate Large Expandable

Rod:
7/8" Hollow Round
Finial:
Ancient Windsor
Rings:
2" Smooth Iron
Optional:
1" Italianate Large
Expandable
C Ring Bracket
Optional:
2" Iron C Ring
 
  Italianate Tube/Towel bracket 5/8" Double Twist Solid Steel rod Simple Ball finial 2" Smooth Iron ring 1" Italianae 3.25 C Ring bracket 2" Iron C Ring  
  Bracket:
1" Italianate
Tube/Towel
Rod:
5/8" Double Twist Solid Steel
Finial:
Simple Ball
Rings:
2" Smooth Iron
Optional:
1" Italianate 3.25
C RIng Bracket
Optional:
2" Iron C Ring
 
Simple Hook 3" Simple Hook 5.5" Tube Towel 3" Tube Towel 5.5" Classic iron Bracket  
Simple
Hook 3"
Simple
Hook 5.5"
Tube Towel 3" Tube Towel 5.5" Classic Iron  
 
    Italianate Coat Hook Italianate French Door bracket Cafe Shower bracket Italianate Bath Tissue Holder    
    Italianate Coat
Hook
Italianate French Door Bracket Cafe Shower
Bracket
Italianate Bath
Tissue Holder