Antique Furniture Casters are reproduced in a variety of styles, sizes and materials. Many options are available, whether doing period restorations or simply updating vintage furniture. Adding quality nickel or brass caster wheels improves both appearance and mobility of chairs, tables, desks and more. Over the years brass casters have been used on many periods and styles of furniture.
Reproduction casters are designed and produced to support and move furniture. Paxton Hardware Casters are strong and dependable. When replacing or adding casters: proper fitting and mobility are the key considerations.
Paxton Hardware Casters are quality reproductions, strong, well made and designed specifically for furniture. They are very serviceable under normal conditions. As with all antique furniture casters they are made for occasional rolling. Industry testing has not been done on most reproduction wood, nickel, porcelain and brass casters as a result load bearing capacity is not available.
There is a direct correlation between caster strength and correct installation. Caster Stems must fit snugly within furniture, with as little play as possible, and be properly attached.
Overall furniture measurements and leg dimensions impact the size of caster wheels used.
Individual Antique Furniture Caster Styles require specific measurements. More detailed information, is provided under an install tab, with each of our casters
Forks, bracket like mechanisms, attach to furniture, supporting caster wheels.
Forks typically corresponds to caster wheels: brass if wheels are brass, nickel if the wheels are nickel.
Wood caster wheels are normally supported by a steel stem.
Porcelain caster wheels use either brass or iron forks.
Plate Type Casters provide two methods of support:
Cup Casters provide added support to furniture legs