- 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.