Rejuvenation Hardware is a terrific resource if you're looking to outfit your old home in period fixtures, or introduce some historical character into a contemporary space. Specializing in period-authentic lighting, hardware and house parts, it's a great place to delve for fittings and fixtures. Started as an architectural salvage shop in 1977, Rejuvenation Hardware carries a dizzying array of period fixtures and hardware, such as lighting and shades, switch plates, drawer pulls, and window rods. You can quickly browse the collections based on style, type, decade, base price, or size.
Prices are fairly high but reflect the costs of period exactitude: researching, reverse engineering, tooling, sourcing, manufacturing and finishing small-run (and sometimes hand-crafted) hardware. They also have a location in Seattle.
(Edited from this post originally published 11.28.06)