At Paxton Hardware we aim to create a culture that remembers, respects, replicates and restores antiques
Paxton Hardware seeks to create and promote enthusiasm for antiques, cabinet making and restoration. We believe antiques represent our history and should be authentically preserved. Paxton Hardware strives to provide reproduction hardware and lighting that reflects excellent workmanship and original design. We believe in treating each and every customer like he or she is our best friend.
What makes our products unique
At Paxton Hardware we believe in our products! Each product is subjected to a rigorous selection process before being accepted into our collection. Evaluation involves looking at the item from many perspectives. Is it: authentic, reliable, functional and quality-made. Each item must pass these four pillars. We only carry products we would be happy to live with.
Our timeless collection offers furniture handles, antique cabinet and furniture hardware, lamp shades and parts, all the necessities to restore a house-full of treasures. These authentic reproductions impart sound tradition and artistic style empowering you with the necessary tools to trumpet your individuality.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Should you not like an item, for any reason, simply return it within 60 days of receipt. Its that easy!
In 1968 my father, Albert Clarke, started Paxton Hardware. It grew out of a need for restoration parts for my mother’s antique business, “Pete’s Pickins”. Her shop was filled to the brim, much of it needing restoration. Finding authentic parts was a challenge. The start of Paxton Hardware solved this issue. The deep understanding of antiques my mother and father possessed was translated into a catalog of useful, affordable and authentically designed restoration parts for furniture and lighting.
As time went on, my father retired, and I took over Paxton Hardware. My education was at MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art, where I studied interior design. Rather than pursue a career in interior design, I choose to return home to antiques, hardware and lighting.
Yes the business Paxton Hardware is small, yes we still have the antique shop, yes we are still in the same location we have always been in, yes Polly and Brenda have each worked at Paxton for over 35 years and yes we try and help our customers as though they were our best friends.