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Our shop and showroom at 20 John Williams Street in Attleboro, MA, closed on January 1, 2020. We will NO LONGER be building custom furniture going forward. Thank you all for supporting our business for the past 46+ years! It has been a joy restoring your antique furniture and creating art furniture from reclaimed antique materials for you and your families. We hope that our life’s work of restoring, salvaging, reclaiming, recreating and creating has brought a smile to you, your families and future generations.
We have stored many boxes and shelves full of antique treasures of all kinds, most of which was purchased in the 1970’s and 1980’s when we were located in Norton, MA. We now have time to unpack those treasures and opened an eBay store in February 2020 called “Pinnacle Pickers”, with an average of 650+ antique pieces for sale! Check it out at http://www.ebay.com/str/pinnaclepickers.
 
We are posting daily so you just might find a unique antique item for gift giving or to add to your collection! If you or someone you know has antique items they want to sell, please contact Steve via email. Steve is interested in small antique hand tools, furniture hardware (drawer pulls, hinges etc.), barn hardware (strap hinges, barn door rolling hardware), early paper items, photos, Vintage items, etc. It is very helpful if you could email pictures of what you have to sell and Steve will get back to you as soon as he can. We are no longer buying furniture.
The best way to contact us is email at info@creativeartfurniture.com We wish you all good health and joy every day of your lives.
Sincerely,
Chris and Steve Staples

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A RARE FIND

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A Unique Barn Find!!!!!  Hand Forged 18th Century Strap Hinges!

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During  a barn clean out, I looked up at the loft from below and saw the curled piece of iron in the photo to the right of the pipe.

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I was pretty sure of what I was looking at so I climbed up into the loft.  Mingled in with the lumber was the other end of the curled iron that was visible from below.

 

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I pulled out 4 early 42" long strap hinges!

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They were beauties and all hand hammered with exquisite hammered flame finials.

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I took them home and immediately cleaned them up revealing their true character.

In this photo you can see the fold where the blacksmith forged welded with his hammer as he folded the strap over to create the pintel hole creating a fusion of the two sections.

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Here is another shot of the pintel hole.

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These hinges were such an art-form that I took a bunch of pictures.  Here are a few:

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