Best of Boston

1996 Best Hardware, Restoration

Period Furniture Hardware

This family-owned business has been selling period-furniture fixings to Bostonians for more than 75 years. One of the last of its kind, the store is worth visiting just to witness the brilliance of the wall-to-wall brass. But the merchandise doesn’t stop at the drawer handles and sink fixtures. The store sells everything from door knockers and gas-style lamps to unusual copper weathervanes and rare nickel andirons.

123 Charles Street, Boston, 617-227-0758,