seeking source for antique closet hardware

organic_lucaJune 17, 2011

Looking to turn an old armoire into a coat closet but it is not deep enough for coat hangers. I once saw a brilliant piece of hardware on an antique English wardrobe in which the rod hung from back to front and pulled out for easy access to the clothing. Any suggestions?

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lindac

I don't think you will have much trouble finding the hardware....but it won't work for coats....they are too heavy for a rod without support on both ends.
Perhaps a rod with a bracket support from the ceiling of the armoire would work? Or do as the old timers did....hang the coats from big hooks on the back wall of the armoire.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 10:20PM
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organic_luca

You are right about the coats being too heavy ... this particular piece of hardware I saw was also supported to the ceiling of the closet. I have never seen anything like it, but apparently it was common place ... at least that is what the dealer told me. I would use hooks, but i want to hang many coats and alot of the coats are "formal" and need to be on hangers or they will lose their shape. THanks!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 10:31PM
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lindac

They used to hang the coats on hangers and hang the hangers on the hook...can't hang too many that way....but some.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 9:31AM
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