Design Sleuth: Retro Icebox Hardware
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The first thing I noticed in this white kitchen by NYC interior design duo Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts was the icebox-style hardware. Inspired, I went on a search to replicate the look. Nineteenth-century iceboxes, early refrigerators cooled by a block of ice placed in a top compartment, were carefully designed pieces of furniture, and their durable hinges and handles added to their appeal. Above: In this kitchen by Haynes-Roberts , the cabinets are distinguished with icebox hinges and latches. Above: Wilmette Architectural Hardware makes meticulous reproductions in solid brass: Armstrong Ice Box Latch ($350, shown in satin brass) and the corresponding Armstrong Ice Box Hinge ($450, shown in polished nickel) Above: Traditional Ice Box Hinge ($450) and Traditional Ice Box Latch ($510); both in shown in satin brass (with 26 other finishes available) from Wilmette Architectural Hardware. Above: A more affordable option: Kennedy Hardware's Offset Ice Box Hinge ($17.95 for two) and Lever Ice Box Latch ($24.90), both in wrought brass with a polished nickel finish.